Haas schedules driver announcement for Tuesday

  • Published on 25 Sep 2015 10:08
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Haas, the new American team for 2016, has scheduled a driver announcement for next week. The Ferrari-linked outfit has invited journalists to its Kannapolis headquarters next Tuesday, where it says a "driver announcement" will take place.

It is strongly rumoured that Ferrari reserve Esteban Gutierrez will be one driver, with Romain Grosjean probably moving from Lotus to join him. "The more I think about my decision, the happier I am," Frenchman Grosjean - who earlier admitted his decision may become public "next week" - said at Suzuka.

Indeed, Lotus is painfully scraping its way through the Japanese grand prix weekend, as it waits for Renault's decision after running out of cash. Grosjean sat on a food-cooling esky in the garage during practice as the team is still locked out of its hospitality tent in the paddock.

Bernie Ecclestone is now feeding members of the team in the expensive paddock club, after some hungry mechanics had pizzas delivered late on Thursday. But reserve driver Jolyon Palmer 'tweeted' a photo of himself in much less salubrious surroundings on Friday with a coffee and packet of Doritos.

Grosjean, meanwhile, was also spotted in the Suzuka paddock being introduced by Eric Boullier to fellow McLaren official Jonathan Neale. (GMM)

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  • This could get interesting. I'd like to see Gutierrez back, he seemed like a stable driver. Another driver I'd like back is Vergne, and I think Magnussen did a decent run last year. But I'd be glad if Grosjean would stay, and I also think Haas could benefit from having him.

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    • Sep 25 2015 - 19:11
    • khasmir

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      That last sentence in the article is interesting. Grosjean joining McLaren???
      After all those crappy rumours lately, maybe it's time I start some of my own ;)

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      • Sep 25 2015 - 19:21
    • LOL. I do however sincerely doubt it, at least unless Button decide to quit and McLaren choose to make do with driver already in F1 rather than pick Magnussen or Vandoorne.

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      • Sep 25 2015 - 19:56
  • khasmir

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    It does have it's charm, it's like the old F1 days. Eating in the garage while working on the car ;)

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    • Sep 25 2015 - 19:18

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