Reports: Magnussen signs for Haas

Date published: November 9 2016

Reports around the paddock have suggested that Renault driver Kevin Magnussen has agreed a two-year-deal to drive for Haas in 2017.

With Romain Grosjean confirmed to race for the American outfit for another year, Magnussen will take Esteban Gutierrez’s seat in 2017, with the Mexican failing to score any points this year with only two races remaining.

In mind of the Dane’s reported departure from the French Manufacturers, incoming driver Nico Hulkenberg still has no idea who his team-mate will be next year, while Jolyon Palmer still yet to be confirmed to race for Renault.

Both Palmer and Magnussen have endured a difficult season at Renault, with duo only managing eight-points between the two of them.

Magnussen, though, has scored seven of the eight-points the Enstone-based outfit has earned.

After being released by McLaren, despite scoring a P2 finish on debut, the 24-year-old joined Renault for the 2016 season, but struggled to get positive results.

With the development all but confirmed, Gutierrez could be left without a drive in 2017, especially since the available race seats are swiftly becoming occupied.