SOCHI, Russia — Formula One team Haas says it is keeping drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for next year.
Team principal Guenther Steiner says “retaining both drivers was a pretty easy decision” because of their experience and the team’s higher points total this season.
Grosjean, who has been with Haas since it joined F1 in 2016, failed to score points in any of the first eight races this year but turned his season around with a fourth-place finish in Austria in July.
He has amassed nine penalty points over various incidents, putting him on the verge of a one-race ban.
Magnussen is ninth in the standings, with Grosjean 12th heading into Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix.
“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”
With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.
Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.
Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.
Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.
“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.
Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold
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