Grosjean secures new Haas deal for 2020 | 2020 F1 season

Haas has confirmed Romain Grosjean will remain at Haas next year, ending speculation he might lose his seat to Nico Hulkenberg.

Grosjean, who has driven for the team since it entered Formula 1 in 2016, will start his fifth season for Haas. Team principal Guenther Steiner said Grosjean’s experience was a key factor in him retaining his drive.

“Experience, and the need for it, has been one of the cornerstones of Haas F1 Team,” said Steiner. “With Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen racing for the team in 2020, we continue to have a driver lineup that offers us a solid platform to continue our growth.

“Their understanding of how we work as a team, and our knowledge of what they can deliver behind the wheel, gives us a valued continuity and a strong foundation to keep building our team around.”

After finishing fifth in the championship last year Haas has endured a disappointing start to 2019 and lies ninth out of the 10 teams.

“It’s been a tough year for us in 2019 with the fluctuation in performance of the VF-19, but our ability to tap into our combined experiences will help us learn, improve, and move forward as a unit in 2020,” Steiner added.

Next year will be the 10th season Grosjean has competed in Formula 1. “I’ve always stated that it was my desire to remain with Haas F1 Team and keep building on the team’s accomplishments,” he said.

“Having been here since the very beginning and seen the work both Gene Haas and Guenther Steiner put into the team to make it competitive, I’m naturally very happy to continue to be a part of that.”

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