Kevin Magnussen heads to Haas for 2017

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Kevin Magnussen is expected to sign a multi-year deal with Haas F1 Team, multiple sources suggest.

There has been no official announcement and the Renault Sport F1 Team have yet to confirm their 2017 Formula 1 drivers, but ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix, team principal for Haas, Guenther Steiner, confirmed that Magnussen was one of the three names in the frame for the remaining seat.

Sources have revealed that negotiations with the Dane have continued since the race at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. With him now in a position to agree to a contract with the American-led team. Magnussen wishes to stay with Renault for 2017, but has become frustrated with the time it is taking the team to confirming Esteban Gutierrez for the 2016 season, Magnussen was a choice, with Steiner remarking that they “have always kept in touch” as “he’s a driver who has a place in F1”.

Gutierrez is currently one of five drivers on the grid who have failed to score points this season. Where as Magnussen has scored seven points for Renault.

If Magnussen signs the deal with Haas, he will partner Romain Grosjean for 2017, who is understood to have agreed a 2017 deal. This move will see the future of Gutierrez in doubt however he is currently being considered for the second seat at Renault, alongside Nico Hulkenberg.