Haas have confirmed Kevin Magnussen in a multi-year deal alongside Romain Grosjean for the 2017 Formula 1 season.
The news means Esteban Gutierrez will depart from the team after the remaining two races this year, as Magnussen departs Renault who will be fielding Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer.
“From the time we began looking at drivers, Kevin Magnussen was always on our short list,” said Gene Haas, founder and chairman, Haas F1 Team. “He’s accomplished a lot in a very short period of time, and we feel like he can accomplish a lot with us. Our second season will bring a new set of challenges, and we feel that pairing Kevin with Romain will help us develop our new car and continue our growth.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m very happy to be a part of Haas F1 Team,” Magnussen said. “Obviously, I’m confident in my abilities as a Formula One driver, but I’m also very confident of what Haas F1 Team can do in its second season and every season thereafter.”