Haas F1 team agrees 2017 deal with Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean is set to stay at Haas for the 2017 Formula 1 season, Autosport understands

Haas F1 team agrees 2017 deal with Romain Grosjean

The Frenchman joined the American newcomer this year and has been the team's standout performer, scoring all 28 of its points.

Haas has yet to announce its line-up for next season and it is not in a rush to do so.

However, it is believed an agreement is already in place that will keep Grosjean at the team for at least one more season.

Regarding the team's second seat, it is understood no decision has been made.

When asked by Autosport if he knows what he'll be doing next season in terms of a race seat, the Grosjean said. "I am quite confident, yes.

"How can I put it? I'm pretty sure I can improve my American pronunciation."

Reflecting on his first season with Haas, Grosjean conceded the jump from Lotus was a gamble but it was taken with a long-term view.

"I definitely thought it could be a risk, a lot of drivers did but I knew it would be a big opportunity," he said.

"In a project you need to be on it for quite a long time.

"The whole idea was to come into Formula 1 and do better in the second year and do better in the third year, and we put the bar quite high up to start.

"But on the other hand the development for next year's car started a while ago.

"We've got more people in involved because people have seen Haas is a serious team and we're doing a good job and they want to be a part of the adventure.

"But yes definitely we want to be at the top of the midfield rather than at the back of midfield."

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