Are Grosjean’s days numbered at Haas?

Incident prone Romain Grosjean is in danger of losing his place at Haas and possibly an exit out of Formula 1 altogether according to pundit Jason Watt, a former F3000 driver who thinks his fellow Dane Kevin Magnussen is in good form with the American team.

As for Magnussen’s French teammate Grosjean, however, Watt is much less sure and told the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, “I do not think he will be extended for 2020.”


As for Haas more generally, Watt thinks the team was the “loser” of the weekend in Austria, despite Magnussen’s strong qualifying that put him fifth.

But in the race, as has been the case many times in 2019 due to the Pirelli tyre situation, the pace utterly collapsed.

“Kevin may have done the finest single lap of the weekend, but he got no reward the following day. Haas is in crisis,” said Watt. “At least the qualifying was super good marketing, which must irritate Helmut Marko.”

The Marko reference is because Haas is this year sponsored by Rich Energy, a new and controversial competitor to the top energy drink Red Bull.

But Rich Energy is currently not able to run its antler-style logo on the Haas cars due to a copyright claim by British bicycle maker Whyte Bikes.

A UK court has also ordered Rich Energy to reveal the financial details of its Haas title sponsorship so that damages can be assessed.

Big Question: Does Romain deserve to be in Formula 1 beyond 2019?

Grosjean: I was more tired karting than doing a F1 race