Ferrucci stays on as Haas development driver


Santino Ferrucci has been retained as a development driver at Haas, whilst also taking part in his second full season in GP3.

The 18-year-old American tested for the team back in July 2016 at Silverstone's two-day test, and has now returned to Haas for the 2017 season.

“I said it last year when I became a part of Haas F1 Team – my goal since I first started racing is to become a Formula One driver, and to be an American who is part of an American team is something I take a tremendous amount of pride in,” Ferrucci said.

“I learned a lot last year in GP3 with DAMS and with Haas F1 Team. The combination of the two allowed me to learn more and at a faster rate. I feel so much more prepared this year. I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner also welcomed the return of Ferrucci to the team.

“We’re very happy to have Santino back with us and look forward to his continuing development in GP3,” added Steiner.

“We liked what we saw of him last year in our test at Silverstone and his maturity inside and outside of the car is impressive. Santino is a young, American driver with plenty of potential who is learning a lot with DAMS and us.”