Esteban Gutierrez has taken to social media to confirm that he will not be a Haas F1 driver next season.
With Kevin Magnussen set to finalise a contract with the US-owned team for the 2017 season, Gutierrez’s exit from the squad at the end of the season has been highly anticipated.
He has now moved to cut off any announcements regarding other drivers, confirming via Facebook that he won’t be part of the Haas setup next year.
The Mexican driver also said he hopes to share news regarding his own ’17 plans in the future.
“I want to share with you that I will no longer be with Haas F1 Team for the next season,” he wrote.
“I want to thank all the team and staff, especially Gene Haas for this opportunity to work with them. I wish them all the best. There are two races left, which I intend to enjoy to the fullest and as always, I’ll give my best.
“Special thanks to all my fans and supporters, you will always have a place in my heart.
“I hope to shortly share my plans for the future.”
Manor has emerged as a potential saviour for Gutierrez’s Formula 1 career.