Replaced by Nico Hülkenberg next season within the Haas team, Mick Schumacher did not hide his disappointment with the decision of the leaders of the American formation and ensures that he has not yet said goodbye to Formula 1.
It had been an open secret for many weeks. After only two seasons, Mick Schumacher’s adventure with the Haas team will end this Sunday after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The American formation has formalized the replacement of the German alongside Kevin Magnussen by his compatriot Nico Hülkenberg who, after three years as a reserve at Racing Point then Aston Martin, will find a starting position in Formula 1. A few minutes before the formalization of the news, the son of Michael Schumacher has preceded the call by confirming via his official account Twitter the non-extension of his contract. ” This will be my last race with the Haas team “, declared the pilot who will thus compete this weekend in Abu Dhabi his 44th and last Grand Prix in the colors of the American formation before confiding his state of mind. ” I do not wish to hide the fact that I am very disappointed with the decision not to extend our contract. “, he added.
— Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) November 17, 2022
Schumacher: ‘The fire of Formula 1 burns inside me’
However, the 23-year-old driver did not fail to highlight what he has learned from the past two years. “I want to thank Haas and Ferrari for giving me this opportunity. These years together have helped me grow both technically and personally., said Mick Schumacher. And, especially when things were difficult, I realized how much I loved this discipline. Admitting that his time in the American team was “turbulent”, the German claims to have “constantly progressed, to have “learned a lot”. ” I know for sure that I deserve a place in Formula 1. The subject is anything but closed for me, he concluded. Setbacks only make you stronger. The fire of Formula 1 burns in me and I will fight hard to get back on the starting grid. “It is however likely that, like Daniel Ricciardo, this return cannot take place as early as 2023 even if Mick Schumacher would be in Williams’ sights if Logan Sargeant did not manage to validate his super-license by finishing in the six first in the Formula 2 championship. A role as a reserve driver at Mercedes, the team in which his father ended his career, is another possibility.