MICK SCHUMACHER will comply with in his father’s footsteps by racing in System One subsequent season.
The German is the son of seven-time world champion, Michael Schumacher, and can drive for the American-owned British-based Haas group.
Haas have named Mick Schumacher as one among their drivers for subsequent seasonCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Mick Schumacher is the son of Ferrari legend MichaelCredit score: Reuters
Schumacher is at present main the System 2 championship with a 14-point lead over Callum Ilott and might clinch the title this weekend in Bahrain.
The 21-year-old will partner fellow rookie Nikita Mazepin, the son of a Russian billionaire, who was confirmed yesterday.
Schumacher shared his pleasure on the information, saying: “The prospect of being on the System 1 grid subsequent 12 months makes me extremely blissful and I’m merely speechless.
“I want to thank Haas F1 Staff, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for putting their belief in me.
“I additionally need to acknowledge and lengthen my like to my dad and mom – I do know that I owe them the whole lot.
“I’ve at all times believed that I’d notice my dream of System 1.
“An enormous thank you will need to additionally go to all the good motorsport followers on the market who’ve supported me all through my profession.
“I’ll give it my all, as I at all times do, and I stay up for happening this journey along with Haas F1 and them.”
Mick Schumacher at present sits prime of the F2 standingsCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Haas boss Guenther Steiner added: “I’m more than happy that we’re capable of affirm Mick Schumacher in our driver lineup for subsequent season.
“I stay up for welcoming him into the group.
“The System 2 Championship has lengthy served as a proving floor for expertise to showcase their credentials and this 12 months’s discipline has undoubtedly been one of the aggressive in latest seasons.
“Mick has gained races, collected podiums and excelled in opposition to some fairly distinctive expertise in 2020.
“I firmly imagine he’s earned the chance to graduate into System 1 based mostly on his performances.
“We’ve a possibility forward of us, as a group, to judge and nurture a brand new driver given our familiarity with our race package deal heading into 2021.
“We’re setting up our constructing blocks for the continued long-term development of the group.
“I stay up for Mick’s contributions each on and off the monitor in that course of.”
In the meantime, present Haas driver Romain Grosjean has been launched from hospital following his fiery smash in final Sunday’s Bahrain GP.
An announcement mentioned: “Romain Grosjean was discharged from the care of the Bahrain Defence Power Hospital at 10.30am native time Wednesday.
“Grosjean spent three nights in hospital following Sunday’s incident on the Bahrain Grand Prix.
“He’ll proceed personal remedy for the burns suffered on the again of his palms and can stay in Bahrain in the meanwhile.
“On behalf of Romain Grosjean and your complete Haas F1 Staff we lengthen our because of all who’ve tended to him on the BDF Hospital.”