Oct.31 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Haas has finally confirmed the worst-kept secret in the F1 paddock.

It was already widely known, but Mexican Esteban Gutierrez is now definitely joining Romain Grosjean at the new Ferrari-linked American team for 2016.

“He’s young and hungry, but not inexperienced,” founder Gene Haas said of the 24-year-old former Sauber driver, who this year has been the Ferrari reserve.

Also attending Friday’s official announcement at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City was Gutierrez’s financial backer, Telmex chief Carlos Slim Domit.