The 2017 Formula One driver market is still open, albeit with only a few seats remaining, and HaasF1 driver, Esteban Gutierrez, has just confirmed that he is one of the drivers on the merry go round, the Mexican racer announcing on his facebook page that he will be vacating his seat with the American team at the end of the season.

“Dear Friends, I want to share with you that I will no longer be with HaasF1 Team for the next season,” he wrote. “I want to thank all the team and staff, specially Gene Haas for this opportunity to work with them. I wish them all the best. There are two races left, which Ii 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. Warm regards!”

According to reports coming out of Brazil, the man that declined another year with the Renault F1 team, Kevin Magnussen, is in talks with Haas about a seat for 2017 while Gutierrez is said to be looking at Manor for what may be one of the opnly seats not confirmed for next year.

"I think it could be better," the Dane was reported as saying on about a drive with Haas next year.  "I hope it will be better. I think it will be competitive, that is my feeling. I am looking for a place for me to excel and to prove my worth and do a good job, and have a good time. I think I can have that next year."

Hopefully we will see both men continue in the sport next season.