New entrant Haas GP is working on its driver pairing for its debut year. The American team, however, doesn't feel the pressure of securing two drivers straight away and they might wait until current F1 teams decided.
Haas GP will join Formula 1 in 2016. The all-American team secured full technical support of Ferrari. However, they haven't made a final decision on their two drivers who will be tasked to kick off the team's inaugural year.
The incoming squad's boss Gene Haas revealed they have five drivers under consideration.
“We’re down to five now, I think,” Haas told motorsport.com.
Ferrari's reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez is said to have the biggest chance for securing a race seat and return to F1 after being sidelined by Sauber last year.
Haas also revealed that the new squad is not in a hurry as they are pondering over its drivers. The team has to wait until the current F1 teams make their final decision. It is believed they want to secure a deal with the highly-rated Nico Hülkenberg.
The American team might talk to experienced drivers, as well as some smaller teams opt for younger drivers.