June 24, 2021

Grosjean, Magnussen confirm Haas exits for 2021

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Last Updated: 22/10/20 9:33am

Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will both leave Haas at the end of the Formula 1 2020 season.

Grosjean joined the American-owned team ahead of its inaugural season in 2016 while Magnussen arrived the following year, but neither had been expected to stay for next year with Haas eager to make a fresh start.

Mick Schumacher and Nico Hulkenberg are among a number of drivers who have been linked with Haas seats, which are now both available for 2021.

“The last chapter is closed and the book is finished,” said Grosjean. “I’ve been with Haas F1 Team since day one.

“Five years during which we went through highs and lows, scored 110 points in 92 races, but the journey was worth it. I’ve learned a lot, improved to be a better driver as well as a better man.

“I hope I’ve also helped people in the team to improve themselves. This is probably my biggest pride, more than any of the crazy first races in 2016 or the P4 at the Austrian GP 2018.

“I wish the team all the best for the future.”

Also posting on social media, Magnussen wrote: “The 2020 Formula 1 season will be my last with Haas F1 team. I have had a great time with the team for four years and I look back at a great journey.

“Being part of a brand new team has been a challenge that I have thoroughly enjoyed and it has brought me a huge amount of experience that has helped me grow and develop as a racing driver. I would like to thank Gene [Haas, team owner], Guenther [Steiner, team boss] and all of the race team for their loyalty and trust in me over the past four years.

“I am still working on my plans for the future, which I will announce in due course. There are still six races to do this season, and I am determined to give my all to finish off on a high.”

More to follow.