Mick Schumacher still has to worry about his cockpit for the coming season. Haas has not yet extended the contract with the son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher. However, Schumacher junior’s contract expires at the end of this season. There isn’t much time left. Therefore, the racing team has already announced a decision in the coming week. Internally, everyone agrees.
Yes, it’s true,” said team boss Günther Steiner at the Grand Prix of São Paulo when asked whether the racing team had already selected the teammate next to Kevin Magnussen, who was set for 2023. The details are currently being clarified, the South Tyrolean reported. “Expect to announce sometime next week.” He will “not reveal the day because then everyone will be waiting for that day. But it will come next week,” said Steiner. Schumacher’s contract with the US team expires. His German compatriot Nico Hülkenberg (35), who is currently the reserve driver at Aston Martin, is considered a prime candidate for the successor.
Schumacher, in turn, is currently being traded as a replacement driver at Mercedes. However, the Silver Arrows should focus on Daniel Ricciardo. The Australian is free on the market after being kicked out of McLaren. However, if Ricciardo turns down the job as backup driver, Mick Schumacher would be an obvious option. In any case, Mick Schumacher would like to stay in Formula 1 and is not currently looking at alternatives. “I’m here because I love the sport. I don’t drive because I want to show people what I can and can’t do,” the Haas driver said last.