Rumor: Esteban Ocon could replace Romain Grosjean at Haas

18-07-2019 08:19 | Updated: 18-07-2019 08:30
Rumor: Esteban Ocon could replace Romain Grosjean at Haas

Rumors are circulating that Romain Grosjean could be replaced with Esteban Ocon after the German Grand Prix. At Silverstone, both the Haas drivers crashed into each other and it seems that tensions in the team are high. There is also the team's struggles with their title sponsor Rich Energy. It is thought that Guenther Steiner rates Ocon highly and thinks that he would do a better job than both of his drivers. 

An anonymous Formula 1 insider posted on Reddit last night. 

“I'm close to someone who has been at a number of the races with great access. (The mods have seen evidence of this.)

“What I’m hearing is that after the British GP, Steiner was furious at the drivers, blew up at them (for obvious reasons) and phoned Gene Haas for permission to fire a driver. Word in the paddock is that they are looking at Ocon to replace Grosjean. If possible, by the next Grand Prix.

“That's all I can say, for now, If this turns out to be correct, I'll be back with more.”

Although only rumors at this stage, it would make sense. The car hasn't been brilliant for Haas but Grojean is consistently the lesser of the two and bringing in the talent of Ocon could really boost the team. 

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