Grosjean and Magnussen to leave Haas after 2020 season

Tanya Simon
October 24, 2020

At the moment, they have yet to announce who will replace both Grosjean and Magnussen for their driver lineup in 2021.

"I know it's been a tough year with Covid and that a lot of industries or companies have suffered from it".

Romain Grosjean was surprised that both he and Kevin Magnussen have been dropped by Haas for 2021, a decision explained to him as a financial one.

USA -owned Haas earlier announced it would not be renewing the contracts of the Dane and his experienced French team-mate Romain Grosjean.

Racing Point have brought Hulkenberg to the Algarve International Circuit and he will act as a standby, although the team yesterday said that they expect driver Lance Stroll, who revealed earlier in the week he had tested positive for Covid-19, to race this weekend.

"It doesn't mean you don't give your best when it's like this, but you miss something as a racer, and hopefully I can figure out good options for me and let you know, ASAP".

IndyCar has an open test on November 2 at Barber Motorsports Park, just one day after the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Imola, and while Jan says Kevin therefore won't be able to make it out to Alabama in time, he added, "That would have been a very opportune time to go and try an IndyCar".

Grosjean posted a message saying "the last chapter is closed and the book is finished", and wishing the team all the best for the future. This is probably my biggest pride, more than any of the insane first races in 2016 or fourth at the Austrian GP 2018.

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"The 2020 Formula 1 season will be my last with Haas F1 Team", he posted on Instagram.

"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".

Magnussen tweeted that he was still working on his plans for the future and wanted to finish the last six races of the season on a high.

"On the same topic, Grosjean said: "[I'm] very similar to Kevin, I've had some partners in my career following me through different times and teams, but I've never been a pay driver as such and I don't want to become one. "Thank you all for your support".

Both drivers said they couldn't compete with potential offers other drivers could bring to the team.

They have often been languishing towards the back of the pack and so far in 2020, they have scored only three points between them, two for Grosjean and one of Magnussen.

Fellow F2 driver and current championship leader Mick Schumacher is now also linked to the American squad.

Both Grosjean and Magnussen helped guide Haas to its best-ever finish in the constructors' standings in 2018, finishing fifth ahead of McLaren.

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