Haas have confirmed that Mick Schumacher will leave the team at this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
He has scored 12 points so far in his two seasons with the team, with his best qualifying result – sixth at this year’s Canadian Grand Prix – immediately followed by F1’s only points-scoring finishes at the British and Austrian Grands Prix. In the latter, he achieved the best result of the competition, sixth place.
Since then, he has been played mostly by teammate Kevin Magnussen. This was dramatically illustrated in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix six days earlier, when Magnussen scored a shocking pole position in a rain-affected session after Schumacher took the final grid.
“I would like to thank Mick Schumacher for his contribution to the team over the past two years,” said Haas Group Principal Guenther Steiner. “Mick’s pedigree was well known in the junior categories and he has continued to grow and develop as a driver during his time with the Haas F1 team – scoring Formula 1 points earlier this season.
“The entire team wishes Mick well in his next steps in his career and beyond as he chooses to move in a different direction for the future.”
Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher, graduated to F1 from Haas after winning the Formula 2 championship last year.
The 23-year-old’s path to Haas’ seat came about as the team is a client of Ferrari Motors, with Schumacher in their driver development program. While Schumacher’s withdrawal from Ferrari’s driver academy has yet to be announced, it has been widely reported.
Aston Martin reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg is widely expected to be announced by Haas as Schumacher’s replacement for 2023.
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