'Hulkenberg in 2021 to Haas, Grosjean and Magnussen both gone after this season?'

27-08-2020 10:35
by GPblog.com
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'Hulkenberg in 2021 to Haas, Grosjean and Magnussen both gone after this season?'

Nico Hulkenberg also seems to be on his way to a fulltime return in 2021 after his short return in 2020. Haas is the team most associated with the German, but who should leave the American race stable?

Hulkenberg to Haas in 2021

In 2016, Haas made his Formula 1 debut with Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez, only to replace the Mexican with Kevin Magnussen a year later. Haas has kept that line-up for four years now, but according to Motorsport.com Gene Haas is planning to hire new drivers. So there is work to be done for Günther Steiner.

Magnussen and Grosjean have done a great job for Haas' team over the past few years, but the team's decline means that we need to see who has to make room on every level. Grosjean is the obvious candidate to leave, but Magnussen also seems unsure of his place.

Magnussen put aside?

According to Motorsport.com, Hulkenberg is almost as sure of a seat in 2021 and Haas is almost as sure. Grosjean is the one who has to make room for that, but Hulkenberg and Magnussen are not exactly best friends. They are also keeping an eye on the situation at Racing Point, because if Sergio Perez is released that will also be an option for the American race stable.

So where Magnussen is working fine, he can be without a seat by the end of 2020. Besides Perez there are more hijackers on the coast. Callum Ilott, Robert Shwartzman and Mick Schumacher are fighting as Ferrari talents for a place in F1 and Steiner's statement that talent is now an option, it cannot be ruled out that Magnussen will have to make way for Shwartzman or Ilott. Schumacher seems destined for a place at Alfa Romeo.

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