The Haas team confirmed on Thursday that in the next World Cup it will not have
, its two drivers for the last four seasons.
In this way, the penultimate classified of the Constructors' World Cup opens up to a renewal that could end in the landing of new talents such as
And it puts an end to the unfortunate time of a duo with which he could only add 171 points in 73 races.
"We made the decision two or three weeks ago," confirmed
, Haas boss, shortly after arriving at the Portimao circuit, the scene of the Portuguese GP this weekend.
The German engineer completely undoes his lineup at the most difficult moment, with only three points on the table, far from the level offered in 2018.
Haas, Ferrari's satellite team, has had fewer financial resources than its opponents in recent years, although its performance on the track was also always well below expectations.
One of its main problems centered on the extreme irregularity of its pilots, who are usually involved in internal fights.
"The last chapter has been closed and the book has been finished," said Grosjean, 34, the project's flagship since his signing in 2016. However, the Frenchman never achieved the expected regularity.
Not even with the 2018 car, whose Ferrari engine made it one of the most powerful on the grid.
That season, Haas was only able to finish fifth in the Constructors' World Championship (93 points), ahead of McLaren and Force India, which lost the score of 12 races after being absorbed by Racing Point.
The 2018 Austrian GP, with Grosjean's fourth place and Magnussen's fifth, was the zenith of a team that caused fear among its rivals.
"There are drivers of many categories and then there are those of Haas. They have the third or fourth best car and stay out of Q2,"
said at the time
The piques with Magnussen, which emerged during their common spell at McLaren, were rekindled during the Asturian's last year at Silverstone, Paul Ricard or Monza.
The Dane now leaves the American team with a meager loot of 96 points in 73 races and a devastating reputation as a dangerous driver.
Fans still remember his maneuvering against
at the 2017 Hungarian GP and his angry reaction when the German came to ask for an explanation.
"I'm not here to make friends or to please anyone, but to get results. I don't care what they say or what they think of me," K-Mag said.
Just three months later, the Dane repeated another incident with
on the Suzuka straight that triggered complaints from
, Sauber's director.
"He is the most dangerous driver I have ever raced with," revealed
, then in the ranks of Toro Rosso, after being strangled against the wall on the Baku street circuit.
Magnussen's bad arts led the following year into constant friction with his garage mate.
The absurd crash on the first lap of the 2019 British GP was the culmination of a disastrous season, where they also had to be ashamed of their elbows at Montmeló and Hockenheim.
In fact, the veteran Grosjean also earned a bad name against various rivals, including
The first chapters of the enmity appeared in the last season of the Spanish at Renault and have not yet completely died out.
Last August, Sainz called a maneuver by the Frenchman at Silverstone "unacceptable".
"He was waiting for me to make a move to get off the track," revealed the next Ferrari driver.
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