Haas understand 'obvious risks' of running two rookies
Haas team principal Gunther Steiner has insisted the team has not decided on its 2021 driver line-up and acknowledged a potential all-rookie squad would be a risk.
After Haas announced neither Romain Grosjean nor Kevin Magnussen would remain with the team into 2021 and Alfa Romeo subsequently confirmed an unchanged line-up of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi, speculation has mounted that the American based team will field a pair of rookies next year.
F2 championship leader Mick Schumacher, who had been heavily linked with replacing Giovinazzi at Alfa Romeo, is the prime candidate for a drive while Russian Nikita Mazepin has emerged as a late contender to partner the German.
Callum Ilott, currently second in the F2 standings, was due to contest FP1 for Haas at the Nürburgring but, after inclement weather resulted in the cancellation of the session, the Briton missed his chance to impress and, according to Steiner, was not in contention for a drive ahead of the session.
Despite the increased speculation, Steiner said, "We haven't decided to take two rookies.
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