Gene Haas: “Magnussen was always in our list”


Gene Haas has given the welcome to your new pilot, stating that it has always been among the candidates to join Romain Grosjean.

Both will have the difficult challenge to settle the team in his second year in the category and with a change of regulation ahead. Gene Haas -like Gunther Steiner – has not wanted to miss the opportunity of to thank Esteban Gutierrez his contribution to the growth of the team, something they have been particularly valuable in their knowledge about working with the Ferrari team, training for which he or she exercises the duties of pilot test.

Both Kevin Magnussen as Romain Grosjean believes that the team has a great future, and expect to be able to contribute with its experience to the growth of a team so young and so need to learn fast.

Gene Haas

“From that we started to look at pilots, Kevin Magnussen was always on our short list. Has achieved so much in a very short period of time and we feel that you can achieve a lot with us. Our second season will bring us new challenges and we feel that the couple are Kevin and Romain will help us to develop our new car in order to continue to grow”.

I Want to thank Esteban Gutierrez all their efforts.He has been an instrumental part of our first year in Formula 1 and we are looking forward to finish the season in a good way with him and with Romain”.

“we were looking for an expert pilot, able to develop our car and our racing team into one that can get points and improve in every race and every season. Romain has done a very good job and has played an important role giving us respect and legitimacy. We have new challenges next year with the new car and the new regulations and their veteran leadership will be valuable.”

Gunther Steiner

“As a new team with a new coach and new staff, it was incredibly important to have detailed information and authoritative of our car and our methods to be able to improve. Romain provided a lot of experience to our team and has been instrumental in providing us what we are today. Also give credit to Esteban Gutiérrez and his work. His moments with Ferrari were very beneficial and helped us to become familiar with their methodologies and get more out of our collaboration with them. He and Romain were pressed each other on the track and together are responsible for the success we have had in our first season.”

Kevin Magnussen

“It’s a fantastic opportunity and I am very happy to be part of the team Haas F1. Obviously I’m confident in my abilities as a pilot of Formula 1, but also I am very confident that Haas F1 can do in his second season, and in the following. Gene Haas has come to Formula 1 with a strong vision and a different way of doing things. You are doing a very good job. I’ve had a good view throughout the season and I’m looking forward to get behind the wheel of the Haas VF-17’s next year.”

Romain Grosjean

a little over a year I made the decision to come to Haas F1, and it was the right decision. I am very proud to be part of the evolution of the computer and very happy to be able to continue growing and getting more achievements in the years to come”.