It has been officially confirmed that Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher, will enter the elite next year and will compete in the Formula 1 World Championship for the Haas team.
His teammate will be Nikita Mazepin, who was confirmed by Haas yesterday. It will be a driving lineup made up of two novices. Haas F1 Team decided to make a complete turnaround in terms of their driving lineup. Earlier this year it was announced that Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean will not continue with the American team, and now it has been confirmed that the team will be represented next year by two newcomers in Formula 1 - Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher.
This is a relatively expected outcome because it has been "rumored" for weeks. Both are at the top of the Formula 2 championship, and Schumacher also has a chance to become the champion of that category. On the eve of the decisive weekend, he has 14 points more than the first runner-up.
The head of the team, Guenther Steiner, has repeatedly pointed out that this is the right time for rookie riders if the team intends to move in that direction. “I am very pleased to be able to confirm Mick Schumacher as a member of our driving lineup for next season and I look forward to welcoming him to our team.
The Formula 2 Championship has long served as a place to prove young talent, and this year’s company has undoubtedly been one of the most competitive in recent seasons. Mick has won races, won podiums, and surpassed some outstanding talent in 2020.
” "I firmly believe that his performances deserved the opportunity to move to Formula 1. We have the opportunity ahead of us, as a team, to evaluate and train new drivers knowing our racing package for 2021. We are laying the foundations for continuous and long-term team growth and look forward to Mick's contribution.
process, on and off the track, ”Steiner said.
Two victories in Formula 2
Mick Schumacher is a member of the Ferrari Driving Academy and the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. This season, he competes for Prema Racing in Formula 2 and has achieved as many as 10 podium finishes, including two victories - in Monza and Sochi.
He is well on his way to concluding his second season in the competition with the title of champion, so he came to the elite with that pedigree. “The fact that I will be on the Formula 1 grid next season makes me incredibly happy and I just have no words.
I would like to thank the Haas F1 Team, the Scuderia Ferrari, and the Ferrari Driving Academy for believing in me. I also want to emphasize my love for my parents because I know I owe them everything. ” "I have always believed that I will realize this dream of driving in Formula 1.
I will do my best, I always do, and I look forward to this trip with Haas and the fans, whom I also want to thank for their great support throughout my career," he said. Schumacher. Mick will become the third member of the Schumacher family in Formula 1, after father Michael and uncle Ralph.
He should start his preparations for the next season at this year's Abu Dhabi GP, when he should drive in the first free practice, and then do the tests at the same location.