Magnussen follows Grosjean out of Haas exit door

Mark Scott
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Kevin Magnussen has quickly followed Romain Grosjean in announcing that he too will be leaving Haas at the end of the 2020 season.

Grosjean was the first to announce that the 2020 campaign would be his last with the American outfit after being with the team from the very start of their Formula 1  journey in 2016.

Joining a year later was Magnussen and the two have formed Haas driver line-up ever since. However, the partnership is officially coming to an end with Haas opting for a brand new line-up for the 2021 season.

“The 2020 Formula 1 season will be my last with Haas F1 Team,” Magnussen posted on social media.

“I have had a great time with the team for four years and I look back at a great journey.

“Being part of a brand new team has been a challenge that I have thoroughly enjoyed and it has brought me a huge amount of experience that has helped me grow and develop as a racing driver.

“I would like to thank Gene, Guenther and all of the race team for their loyalty and trust in me over the past four years.

“I am still working on my plans for the future, which I will announce in due course

“There are still six races to do this season, and I am determined to give my all to finish off on a high. Thank you for all your support.”

Magnussen confirmed his exit just minutes after Grosjean made his own announcement.

“The last chapter is closed and the book is finished,” Grosjean said.

“I’ve been with Haas F1 Team since day one.

“Five years during which we went through highs and lows, scored 110 points in 92 races, but the journey was worth it. I’ve learned a lot, improved to be a better driver as well as a better man.

“I hope I’ve also helped people in the team to improve themselves. This is probably my biggest pride, more than any of the crazy first races in 2016 or the P4 at the Austrian GP 2018.

“I wish the team all the best for the future.”

The likes of Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg, Nikita Mazepin, Callum Ilott and Robert Schwartzman have all been linked with the Haas drive.

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