Haas drivers to leave at end of 2020
Gunther Steiner, boss of the Haas F1 Team explained that the decision had been made "two or three weeks ago", and that he had told both Romain & Kevin about the decision.
"I think we wanted to be fair to them. We could have kept it for us for a while, and then just do it. But I think the guys were good with us in the last years", Steiner said.
Grosjean has been with the Haas team since their debut in F1, and has completed 94 Grands Prix picking up 104points. His best finish in the drivers' championship was 13th. His last race for the American outfit will mark his 100th with the team.
Magnussen joined Haas in 2017 and has won 96 points, with a best drivers' championship finish of 9th in 2018.
Early rumors are Magnussen is interested in an Indycar seat and Grosjeans has been on the simulator for the Mahindra Formula E team.
Haas have not yet announced any replacements for either seat for next season, but the rumor mill is already starting. Current Russian Formula 2 driver Nikita Mazepin has been mentioned a number of times as a potential successor, and with his financial backing, this may well be true. Sergio Perez has also been linked, and he also has very strong sponsorship and plenty of experience on the F1 grid.
With the power unit being Ferrari, they are looking to place some of their young drivers at the American outfit and Mick Schumacher is a very strong candidate for a drive at Haas. Schumacher is currently leading the Formula 2 championship.
Britain's Callum Ilott, who is another one of the Ferrari Academy drivers and currently second behind Schumacher in the F2 standings, was due to drive in Friday practice at the Nurgburgring, but this was not possible due to the bad weather. He will certainly be hoping to be part of the paddock next season.