Haas has confirmed that it will not participate in the in-season test that is shceduled to take place after the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Haas confirmed to Motorsport Week that the decision to skip the two-day test is not related to the ongoing investigation into young driver Santino Ferrucci, who was recently axed by the Trident Formula 2 team following an incident at the last race in Britain, where the American driver was handed a two-round ban.
Team boss Guenther Steiner explained that the team felt its time was better spent analysing data collected during the triple-header weekend, as well as the next two races in Germany and Hungary, which has seen teams completing a record five race weekends across six weeks.
"Instead of participating in the test in Hungary, Haas F1 Team is using the time to analyse the data it received from its recent Pirelli tyre test at Silverstone, from past grands prix and from our simulator work," confirmed Steiner.
"Between the data our drivers have been able to gather that is directly applicable to their driving styles in our cars, and this current run of five races in six weeks, we determined our time was best spent at the factory."
Haas have yet to rule on what action they'll take with Ferrucci, insisting it needs to gather more evidence and hear from all sides before making a decision.
Ferrucci was Haas' designated young driver during testing in 2016 and 2017, with Formula 1 teams obligated to run drivers with fewer than two Grand Prix starts for two of the four in-season test days.