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Haas close to confirming new line-up

Formula One newbies Haas, have impressed in their debut season on the grid.

The American team have taken a relatively low cost model as their entry point into the sport and their partnership with Ferrari has enabled them to be competitive fresh out of the box.

They have taken a Ferrari power-unit and gearbox and anything the regulations enable them to purchase, they have done.

This largely aided Romain Grosjean to finish sixth on the teams debut in Australia, scoring some valuable points and this was backed up with a fifth place finish in Bahrain.

Grosjean has gone on to also score points in Russia and Austria.

Team-mate Esteban Gutiérrez has finished one place outside of a points paying finish four times thus far this season.

Both drivers appear settled and Haas appear to be content with keeping a settled side going into 2017.

'I don't think we want to wait this long, because you risk it, If you know where you are, it's better than having uncertainty. Haas F1 boss Gunther Steiner told motorsport.com.

'We are very confident we can say it after Monza. We do what we want to do.

'It gives the team certainty and you can focus on next year, on the car, and on performance.'


If Haas were to delay a decision and wait and see what drivers become available on the market, they could find themselves able to snap up the likes of Felipe Massa, Jenson Button or Kevin Magnussen.

Should they wait?








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Date:Wednesday August 17 2016

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