Haas drivers, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen announced on social media this morning that they will be leaving the Haas Formula 1 team at the end of the 2020 season.
Grosjean, who is competing in his 9th Formula 1 season, joined Haas when they joined the sport in 2016 and has driven for them since. Magnussen joined the team the year after and in 2018 the duo took the team to 5th in the constructors championship.
This season has been a difficult time for the duo as so far they only have one points finish each. They are currently 18th and 19th in the drivers championship with only George Russell and Nicholas Latifi behind them.
Haas have recently signed the Concorde agreement, to keep racing in the sport for 5 years after 2021. They will obviously be competing in the sport with an entirely new driver line up from 2021.
It is still unknown who will be racing for the team from next year. Some notable drivers yet to be signed are: Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg, Mick Schumacher, Callum Ilott and Nikita Mazepin.
There are still seats available on other teams but it is unlikely that Grosjean or Magnussen will get one.
Grosjean posted the following statement on his social media this morning.
Magnussen also posted a statement online this morning.
Haas team principal, Guenther Steiner said, “We have a lot of good memories together – in particular our 2018 season when we finished fifth in the standings in only our third season. Romain and Kevin played a significant part in that success.”
He also added, “There is still plenty of racing left in the 2020 season. It’s been a challenging year, no doubt about that, but both drivers have given their all behind the wheel… We value their inputs and experience to keep pushing the team forward through to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December.”