Haas has confirmed that Romain Grosjean will remain with the team for 2020 alongside Magnussen who is already under contract.
This will be Grosjean’s fifth straight year with the American outfit who’s been with them since they first joined in 2016. While Magnussen joined in 2017 replacing Esteban Gutierrez.
“Experience, and the need for it, has been one of the cornerstones of Haas F1 Team,” said team principal Gunther Steiner. “And with Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen racing for the team in 2020, we continue to have a driver lineup that offers us a solid platform to continue our growth. Their understanding of how we work as a team, and our knowledge of what they can deliver behind the wheel, gives us a valued continuity and a strong foundation to keep building our team around. It’s been a tough year for us in 2019 with the fluctuation in performance of the VF-19, but our ability to tap into our combined experiences will help us learn, improve, and move forward as a unit in 2020,”
This now closes another door for Nico Hulkenberg who after it was announced he would be leaving Renault was linked to a Haas drive to replace Gosjean who’s performance has dwindled recently.
“I’ve always stated that it was my desire to remain with Haas F1 Team and keep building on the team’s accomplishments,” Grosjean said. “Having been here since the very beginning and seen the work both Gene Haas and Guenther Steiner put into the team to make it competitive, I’m naturally very happy to continue to be a part of that. To finish fifth in the constructors’ championship last season in only the team’s third year of competing was something very special. We’ve had our challenges this season, but we’ll use both the experience of last year and this year to move forward into 2020. I’m looking forward to working with Kevin (Magnussen) and the whole team and continuing our journey together.”