Magnussen agrees multi-year Haas deal

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Kevin Magnussen has agreed a multi-year deal with Haas starting from the 2017 season, F1i understands.

Following earlier reports linking Magnussen with the switch, F1i has learned a deal was agreed at the end of last week which is set to see the Dane move from Renault and team up with Romain Grosjean at Haas next season.

Magnussen has been kept waiting by Renault as the French manufacturer weighed up its options regarding a partner for Nico Hulkenberg, who last month signed a deal to join the team from Force India. However, having already extended the option on his contract to allow Renault more time to make a decision, Magnussen appears set to take the offer of a multi-year contract with Haas.

It was believed Magnussen was in the frame for a seat with Haas during its debutย season but was overlooked due to a lack of experience having only spent one year racing for McLaren prior to joining Renault earlier this year.

While Grosjean has a contract for 2017, Esteban Gutierrez's future has been uncertain and it became increasingly likely the Mexican would not be retained by Haas when there was no decision made by his home race two weeks ago. Gutierrez will now turn his attentions to the remaining vacant seats on the grid, with Force India, Renault, Sauber and Manor all yet to confirm their full line-ups for next season.

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