Magnussen will be heading to Haas

Haas F1 team boss Guenther Steiner
Haas F1 team boss Guenther Steiner
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Haas F1 Team has signed Kevin Magnussen to drive alongside Romain Grosjean for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Magnussen, the 24-year-old from Denmark, comes to the Banbury team with two years of Formula One experience, one with McLaren in 2014 and one with Enstone’s Renault team this season. Magnussen finished an impressive second in his Formula One debut at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix.

Haas F1 Team boss Guenther Steiner

Haas F1 Team boss Guenther Steiner

Magnussen said: “This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m very happy to be a part of Haas F1 Team.

“I’m confident in my abilities as a Formula One driver but I’m also very confident of what the Haas F1 Team can do in its second season and every season thereafter.”

Looking back on Sunday’s frustrating Brazilian Grand Prix, team boss Guenther Steiner said: “It was a disastrous race for us but not a disastrous weekend. Up to Sunday’s race, our weekend was a good one.

“But Romain crashed out on the lap to the grid, so we lost one car even before the start. The conditions were tough out there and they played a role in his exit.

It was a disastrous race for us but not a disastrous weekend

Team boss Guenther Steiner

“Esteban had been driving a very good race but then we had issues with electronics and had to retire his car when his MGU-H didn’t work.”