F1 Information – Protecting Grosjean, Magnussen for 2018 ‘a given’

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Gene Haas has no plans to alter the line-up for his eponymous Method 1 workforce for 2018, saying that retaining each Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen is “a given”.

Grosjean joined NASCAR workforce co-owner Haas for his F1 operation’s debut season in 2016, scoring all 29 of its factors.

Magnussen left Renault to affix Haas for 2017, and has already supplied extra factors than Esteban Gutierrez did within the second seat all through 2016, serving to the workforce to its first double top-10 end in Monaco.

Regardless of the ties to Ferrari and ideas that the workforce might area junior drivers Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclerc subsequent yr, Haas has stated he desires to maintain each Magnussen and Grosjean on board.

“We’ll run with the identical drivers that we have now this yr once more subsequent yr. That could be a given,” Haas instructed the official F1 web site.

“And given the opposite continuity points, we must be higher racers subsequent season.”

Haas has already matched its factors haul from its total debut marketing campaign by means of the primary 10 races of 2017, and the workforce proprietor hopes it will possibly double this rating by means of the remaining rounds.

“It can’t worsen that within the second half of 2016. Even when we solely rating another level we might be within the plus aspect,” Haas stated.

“My guess is that we are going to rating a minimum of one other 29 factors. And subsequent yr, and not using a massive automotive or engine change, and with the drivers the identical, that ought to give us a pleasant continuity increase.”

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