Oct 17

Haas turned down Ferrari request to run young driver in race seat

Team principal Günther Steiner says Haas was approached by technical partner Ferrari to run a young driver in a race seat

2017-06-09-08-59-08_0033Haas Formula 1 chief Günther Steiner has revealed the team turned down a request from technical partner Ferrari to field one of its young drivers in a race seat for the 2018 season.

Haas became F1’s newest team when it joined the grid in 2016, enjoying heavy technical support from Ferrari that played a part in running the Italian marque’s reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez as one of its full-time drivers.

Gutierrez was dropped after one year to make way for Kevin Magnussen, who alongside Romain Grosjean was confirmed to be staying on for 2018 earlier this summer after signing a multi-year contract.

source: crash.net