Kevin Magnussen has joined Romain Grosjean this morning in announcing his departure from the Haas F1 Team at the end of the season. 

In a post on his social media, Magnussen said how he had a “great time with the team” and that he was still working on his plans for the future.

“The 2020 Formula 1 season will be my last with the Haas F1 Team,” his statement read.

“I have had a great time with the ream for four years and I look back at a great journey.

“Being part of a brand new team has been a challenge that I have thoroughly enjoyed and it has brought me a huge amount of experience that has helped me grow and develop as a racing driver.

“I would like to thank Gene, Guenther and all of the race team for their loyalty and trust in me over the past four years.

“I am still working on my plans for the future, which I will announce in due course.

“There are still six races to do this season and I am determined to give my all and finish off on a high. Thank you for your support.”

Kevin Magnussen at the Eifel GP © XPB Images
Kevin Magnussen at the Eifel GP © XPB Images

Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner also said in a team statement that when Kevin joined the team in 2017, “we saw an immediate return with both cars scoring points, and of course, our first double points finish in Monaco that year.”

“We have a lot of good memories together – in particular our 2018 season when we finished fifth in the standings in only our third season. Romain and Kevin played a significant part in that success.

“It’s been a challenging year, no doubt about that, but both drivers have given their all behind the wheel of the VF-20. We value their inputs and experience to keep pushing the team forward through to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December.”

“I want to extend my thanks to both Romain and Kevin for their hard work and commitment to Haas F1 Team over the past few seasons.”

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