At a press conference on Thursday, the Haas F1 drivers talked about their upcoming split from the team – and their plans for the future …
Roman Grozhan: “It is possible that my career in Formula 1 will end there. There are almost no vacancies in the championship, but “never say never”. Perhaps there will be such an opportunity somewhere, but now I am broadly considering opportunities outside of Formula 1.
One of the alternative options is Formula E. In addition, I always waited for the opportunity to return to endurance races – I always liked them.
I understood that this year one of us would have to leave, but I had no idea that the team would fire both – this decision surprised me. Perhaps I underestimated the financial aspect. Obviously, the coronavirus epidemic did not improve the situation, forcing Gene Haas to think about how much money he is willing to invest in this project from his own pocket. “
Kevin Magnussen: “I am open to any options. I still have something to do in Formula 1, I am relatively young and do not think that my career in Formula 1 is over. I have sponsors, but not as wealthy as some of the other riders, so in this regard, my options are limited.
But I perfectly understand that there are not so many places. To be honest, I miss the thrill of winning races. It would probably be easier to win in some other category. I have been looking for another job for a long time, the message of Gunther Steiner did not surprise me.
Moving to IndyCar? I have been interested in this series for many years, my father raced in America in the 90s. I could try, but I’m not sure if I can find any good option for racing in America.
In 2015, I already missed the season, I would not want to repeat it. I was lucky that I was able to return to Formula 1. Not sure if I can do it again. As I said, I am open to any suggestions, and sometimes very interesting options appear in motorsport. “