Haas has called a driver announcement press conference at its headquarters in Kannapolis on Tuesday, with team owner Gene Haas and team principal Guenther Steiner present.
Alongside the duo will be Frenchman Grosjean, who is to sever his ties with Lotus at the end of this season after what will be four years with the Enstone-based organisation.
Although Haas is a start-up team, its reputation in motorsport in the United States, and more importantly its connections in F1 with Ferrari, have proven key selling points to Grosjean.
Haas is to be powered by Ferrari, which will also be supplying a number of other components given the change in the regulations.
Given the resources and facilities at Haas, and Ferrari has built a power unit that is now pushing Mercedes, it is understood Grosjean feels his new team could be a midfield runner out of the box. Read the rest of this entry »