It is all but confirmed that Kevin Magnussen has agreed to move to HAAS F1 Team for the 2017 season.
His contract with the recently-entered American team is set to include a two year stay with the option for a third season in 2019, should he perform to the team’s expectations.
Having returned to Formula One with the Renault F1 Team following a year as third driver for McLaren, he has decided to move on again to HAAS, to join up with their number one driver, Romain Grosjean.
Though Renault, HAAS and Magnussen are unavailable to comment for the foreseeable future, the Dane’s move is expected to be confirmed this weekend whilst the Formula One circus are in Interlagos, Brazil.
With an unconditional offer for Kevin Magnussen to race in the 2017 season, he chose not to refuse their security, with his Renault future, along with Jolyon Palmer, continually in the news with the uncertainty of both driver’s seats.
The Dane has shown his potential in Formula One, in his debut race for McLaren at the start of the new hybrid-turbo era of Formula One, he finished in second place, ahead of team-mate Jenson Button.
K-Mag can feel at ease knowing his future in Formula One is secure with the American HAAS team, who have had a solid first season, looking set to finish eighth in the constructors, and have a great working relationship with Ferrari.
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