The final pieces are falling into place in the drivers market for the 2017 season, with the expectation that Kevin Magnussen will make the move to Haas next year.
Magnussen, who has had a difficult season with Renault this year after being drafted in to replace Pastor Maldonado, with the Renault takeover in its infancy. Laboured with a poor car, he has been relegated to the rear of the field battling with Sauber, Manor and Haas for points.
With the first seat at Renault confirmed a couple of weeks ago in the form of Nico Hulkenberg, many expected Magnussen would stay on at the French team after he expressed his desire to earlier in the year. Frustrated at the lack of indication of a drive gave him the opportunity to look around for other seats when his option to stay at the team lapsed.
A move to Haas on a multi-year deal, which has been rumoured to be two years to drive alongside Romain Grosjean. The team have been openly vocal about the performance of Esteban Gutierrez this season, who has so far yet to score a point.