Esteban Gutierrez has confirmed, what most of the Formula 1 paddock has suspected for some weeks, he will not be a Haas driver beyond 2016.
Gutierrez announced on social media: “I want to share with you that I will no longer be with Haas F1 Team for the next season. I want to thank all the team and staff, especially Gene Haas for this opportunity to work with them. I wish them all the best.
“There are two races left, which I intend to enjoy to the fullest and as always, I’ll give my best. Special thanks to all my fans and supporters, you will always have a place in my heart. I hope to shortly share my plans for the future,” added the Mexican.
According to a source close to Kevin Magnussen, Haas are set to confirm the Dane as their driver for 2017 and beyond with Romain Grosjean set to remain with the team.
The team are wanting to announce the Magnussen deal this weekend in Brazil.