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Haas completed its 2017 line-up by signing Kevin Magnussen to drive alongside Romain Grosjean, the American team announced on Friday.
Currently with Renault, which named Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer as its drivers for next year, the Dane decided to move on after the French manufacturer offered him only a year's extension on his contract.
The 24-year-old took that as a sign of not being part of the team's long-term plan and opted to move on as Haas offered him a multi-year deal.
Magnussen made his Formula One debut with McLaren in 2014, standing on the podium in his maiden race, before being dropped at the end of year. He spent a year on the sidelines before being picked by Renault in 2015, where he has scored seven of the team's eight points.
"From the time we began looking at drivers, Kevin Magnussen was always on our short list," said Gene Haas, founder and chairman of the Haas F1 team.
Magnussen replaces Esteban Gutierrez, who had made public on Thursday that he would not continue with Haas in 2017. The Mexican has failed to score any points this season with the team's tally of 29 only coming through Grosjean's efforts.
"We wanted an experienced driver capable of developing our car and our race team into one that can score points and better itself each race and each season," Haas explained. "Romain has done a very good job of that and he's played a large role in bringing respect and legitimacy to Haas F1 Team.
"We have a new set of challenges next year with a new car and a new set of regulations, and his veteran leadership will again prove valuable."