Haas’ Formula 1 drivers will both get a taste of NASCAR machinery as part of a demonstration event at the Circuit of the Americas on Thursday.
Haas joined Formula 1 in 2016 to add to its ultra-successful Stewart-Haas operation in NASCAR, which is co-owned by three-time champion Tony Stewart.
Stewart will bring the No. 14 Haas Automation Ford Mustang to the United States Grand Prix on Thursday, carrying out a demonstration run, before handing over to Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.
“We’ll see how the engine responds to throttle application, I can’t wait,” said Grosjean.
“The sound of it’s going to be great. I think it’s going to be a good experience. I think having Tony Stewart helping us and giving us advice is going to be bloody amazing.”
Magnussen added that he has "no idea" how it’ll be: “I’ve never driven a NASCAR before. I’m pretty certain it’s going to be very different to the other car I drive around COTA. It’s going to be a very interesting experience.
“A NASCAR is such an iconic racecar. I’ve always been eager to try one. Of course, it’s usually in its element on an oval, but they do race on road courses, as well. It’ll be interesting to have a go and have a bit of fun."