Team principal Guenther Steiner said retaining the pair was “a pretty easy decision” for the team heading into its fourth full season next year.
“From the very beginning, we needed experienced drivers to hasten the development of our car and our team, and we have two very good and experienced drivers in Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen,” he said. “We’ve improved drastically from last year to this year, so retaining both drivers was a pretty easy decision.”
Grosjean, who has driven for the team since its first season and achieved its best finish to date with fourth place in this year’s Austrian Grand Prix, said it’s “impressive to see what this team has accomplished in such a relatively short time.”
“For someone who has been here since the very beginning, I take a lot of pride in the time, effort and sacrifice we’ve all put forth to make Haas F1 Team so competitive,” he added.
“I’m very happy to continue with Haas F1 Team and represent Haas Automation and all of our partners. Gene Haas has built something very special – something we can make even better – and it’s an honour to be a part of it.”
Magnussen, who has scored 49 of the team’s 76 of the team’s points so far this year, will start his third season at the team in 2019.
“I’ve never been in a better situation than the one I’m in here at Haas F1 Team,” he said. “This is a team filled with racers and we’re all striving for the same thing.
“There’s no bureaucracy and everything is very straightforward. Gene Haas is all about efficiency, and he and Guenther Steiner have created a very efficient environment that gets the best from its people. We all believe in each other and that’s why we’ve achieved as much as we have.”
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