MICK SCHUMACHER has shot straight to the highest of Haas’ wishlist after the System One group failed to supply Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean new offers.
Schumacher is at the moment main the System 2 championship and, if he wins it, the principles imply that he can’t stay within the collection.
Mick Schumacher is about for an F1 seat after impressing within the reserve F2 collectionCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The son of Michael Schumacher, Mick just lately congratulated Lewis Hamilton on matching the German’s race wins documentCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, is a part of the Ferrari academy however the Italian group have already signed Carlos Sainz to associate Charles Leclerc subsequent season.
So Ferrari will look to park the German at both Haas or Alfa Romeo in 2021 so he can get some F1 expertise.
Haas have now cleared the decks within the hope of securing Schumacher’s signature, although other options include Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg, British racer Callum Ilott and Nikita Mazepin, the son of Russian billionaire Dmitry Mazepin.
Haas’s determination to ditch their present line-up was not surprising.
The group, which is predicated in Brackley, is at the moment in ninth place within the constructors’ championship after a troublesome season.
Frenchman Grosjean, 34, has been with Haas because the group entered System One in 2016 whereas Dane Magnussen, 28, joined the next 12 months from Renault.
Staff boss Guenther Steiner stated: “I need to prolong my because of each Romain and Kevin for his or her arduous work and dedication to Haas F1 Staff over the previous few seasons.
“Romain was a basic a part of our institution as we sought to get a driver onboard with each pace and expertise.
“His leads to early 2016 have been a simply reward, not just for his personal expertise, but in addition for the sheer quantity of effort the group had put in to be on the grid that season.
“When Kevin joined a season later, we noticed an instantaneous return with each vehicles scoring factors, and naturally, our first double factors end in Monaco that 12 months.
“We’ve quite a lot of good reminiscences collectively – particularly our 2018 season after we completed fifth within the standings in solely our third season.”
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen are each leaving Haas on the finish of the 12 monthsCredit score: EPA