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Launch season plans are all-but pencilled in with details emerging from the presentations of Alfa Romeo, Williams and Haas.
Staying with Haas for the 2020 F1 season, Romain Grosjean says he’s not ready to walk away from Formula 1 as he still loves everything about it.
Romain Grosjean is adamant the 2019 season was not a “total failure” despite Haas recording its worst showing in the Constructors’ Championship.
Parting ways with Rich Energy in 2019, Haas are reportedly set to return to the grey and red colours of 2018.
Haas’ Kevin Magnussen says he doesn’t see his team entering a spiral of decline like McLaren and more recently Williams suffered.
Haas team principal, Guenther Steiner, has said that owner Gene Haas needs to convince himself to keep funding the Formula 1 team.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner fears their strong 2018 made the team “overconfident” for the following season.
Haas principal Guenther Steiner admits that after the British GP he thought Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean were “not manageable anymore”.
Haas principal Guenther Steiner has refused to place any blame on Romain Grosjean or Kevin Magnussen for the team’s poor 2019.
Kevin Magnussen says Haas have been fifth in the championship and can do it again despite this year’s slump.
Kevin Magnussen feels a “little bit of panic” set in at Haas when the team fell down the order at the Bahrain GP, round two of the campaign.
Pietro Fittipaldi is waiting to hear from Haas whether he will continue with the team next season amidst rumours Robert Kubica could take up a test driver role.
Robert Kubica is reportedly set to snub Haas, opting instead to sign as Racing Point’s reserve driver for the 2020 F1 season.
In the first of three parts, PlanetF1 delves into the performances of every driver, starting with the bottom three teams in the standings; Alfa Romeo, Haas and Williams.
Covering 146 laps during Tuesday’s Pirelli tyre test, Romain Grosjean has a fair idea about the 2020 Pirelli tyres and says they are “not what you would dream of”.
Kevin Magnussen has hailed Haas’ departing performance engineer Jose Manuel Lopez, saying he “deserves” the rumoured McLaren promotion.
Haas have an offer on the table for Robert Kubica to join the team for 2020, and team principal Guenther Steiner hopes for an answer by “next week”.
Guenther Steiner acknowledges that in hindsight he should have listened more to his drivers when they voiced their unhappiness over the direction of Haas’ 2019 updates.
Haas principal Guenther Steiner expects the incoming budget cap to force staff out of big teams and trickle down into the midfield.
Haas principal Guenther Steiner joked that if he didn’t let Romain Grosjean’s “little whinges” go over his head, then he wouldn’t have survived 2019.
Romain Grosjean reckons if it weren’t for Carlos Sainz pushing him wide and a drop in tyre temperature he may have recorded Haas’ first-ever F1 podium in Brazil.
Haas finally got both cars inside the top ten in qualifying for the Brazilian GP, doing so for the first time since May’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Linked to a test driver deal with Haas that would free him up to race in another series, Robert Kubica his 2020 plans are progressing “pretty well”.
Haas principal Guenther Steiner thinks the budget cap coming from 2021 may reduce performance gaps in F1, but not eliminate them.
Haas F1 team owner Gene Haas was at the United States GP to discuss the new regulations from 2021 as he weighs up his future in the series post-2021.
Haas are reportedly offering Robert Kubica FP1 sessions and the chance of a 2021 drive with Guenther Steiner admitting they need to “offer him something” different.
Haas principal Guenther Steiner says at this stage of the season they are like “a football team with 11 defenders and nobody in attack”.
It wasn’t how Kevin Magnussen wanted to end his US GP but he at least got to say “told you” when his brake disc exploded, beaching him in the gravel in Austin.
Expecting a difficult time in Austin, Guenther Steiner says the best thing about the race is that it is the third last in what has been a trying season for Haas.
Haas could find themselves with a Friday conundrum if they employ Robert Kubica as a development driver next year.