F1 crew Haas to switch Magnussen and Grosjean subsequent season

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Formula One crew Haas will substitute drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean subsequent yr, the crew stated on Thursday. The pair have struggled of their fourth season collectively and scored just three factors between them in 11 races to date.

Grosjean’s career at Haas began promisingly in 2016 when he completed sixth on the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after which fifth in Bahrain. But the short but erratic French driver has made a string of errors up to now couple of seasons, as has Magnussen.

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The Danish driver’s finest season in F1 was in 2018 when he completed ninth within the drivers’ championship, securing two fifth-place finishes and inserting within the prime 10 in 11 of 21 races.

Expectations have been raised when Haas completed fifth within the constructors’ championship that season, with the Ferrari-engine automobile securing its finest consequence when Grosjean was fourth and Magnussen fifth on the Austrian GP.

“I want to extend my thanks to both Romain and Kevin for their hard work and commitment to Haas F1 Team over the past few seasons,” Haas crew principal Guenther Steiner stated.

“Romain was a fundamental part of our establishment as we sought to get a driver onboard with both speed and experience.”

Their departure leaves the door open for a veteran driver pairing of Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg.

Perez is leaving Racing Point on the finish of the season to make manner for four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, whereas Hulkenberg is one the market after shedding his seat at Renault this yr.

Hulkenberg has pushed properly as an emergency substitute for Perez and Racing Point teammate Lance Stroll this season, inserting eighth on the Eifel GP in Germany two weeks in the past when Stroll was unwell.

[ Attribution HT]

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