Date: 11th November 2016 at 7:25am
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Formula One newbie team Haas F1, have made a driver change for the 2017 Formula One World Championship.

The American team have enjoyed an excellent debut season in Formula One with French driver Romain Grosjean enjoying a highest placed finish of 5th, whilst also scoring points on five different occasions.

Those 29 points have placed Grosjean 13th in the Formula One drivers world championship.

Esteban Gutiérrez however has proved rather unlucky, finishing in 11th place, one place outside of the points on 5 times.

The Mexican has not been able to add to the 29 points Grosjean has amassed, leaving Haas F1 8th in the Formula One constructors standings.

If Gutiérrez could have matched Grosjean, the Haas would have had a chance of competing with Toro Rosso for 7th place.

With Haas being an ambitious new team, that has left Gutiérrez vulnerable and with the Mexican Grand Prix now gone, Haas have announced he will be leaving the team.

In his place, somewhat of a coup for Haas, in the form of former McLaren and current Renault driver Kevin Magnussen.

motorsport.com have reported that the 24-year-old Danish driver will sign a two-year-deal to drive alongside Grosjean next season.

 

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