F1 Fans Hilariously Pick Their Favourites for Haas’ Second Seat

Published 03/07/2022, 12:36 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 4, 2021 Haas’ Nikita Mazepin during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

In the light of recent events, Haas is in quite the pickle. The American team has had to drop its title sponsor and its driver, Nikita Mazepin. So now they need to make a major call and appoint a driver before the Bahrain test ends.

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At the moment, the seat is being filled by Pietro Fittipaldi. And there is reason to believe that he is going to be a permanent fixture. However, the internet has been going crazy with speculations at the prospect of having an empty seat at Haas.

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Fans have been buzzing with quips and suggestions as to who should fill it. Here are some hilarious conjectures by the community,

 

Some witty replies to the tweet by the fans “Shame when the alarm clock wakes you up”, “Radio: you’re the world champion Kimi: yeah yeah just get me my drink”.

This was another poking fun at the discussions. A reply to the tweet said “Mika ends his sa🅱️🅱️atical” joking about the legendary driver’s retirement from the sport.

Here is some more concrete reporting on the current ongoings.

The reports of Oscar Piastri being in the conversation sound extremely exciting!

Haas’s driver candidate list

There have been reports circling about the Haas seat in question. Antonio Giovinazzi is another very viable option. The ex-Alpha Romeo driver has just left F1 and his Ferrari ties make him a clear choice for the team.

Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – February 24, 2022 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during testing REUTERS/Albert Gea

There is a major case to be made for F1 veteran, Nico Hulkenberg. The driver has proven to be a reliable point-getter throughout his career.

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Reigning F2 champion, Oscar Piastri, is another highly promising and very deserving talent. The Alpine reserve driver won 6 out of 24 races in F2 last year, lifting the title in the process.

However, Pietro Fittipaldi is the front runner at the moment. The Haas reserve driver already has 2 F1 starts to his name. Choosing him would be logical from the American Team.

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Furthermore, rumors also pip IndyCar and ex-Alpha Romeo reserve driver Callum Ilott has an outside shot at the seat. He is another solid young driver.

Who would you like to see in that second Haas seat? Let us know in the comments below.

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Divyansh Priyadarshi

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Divyansh Priyadarshi is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his under-graduation in computer science engineering and is naturally drawn to the intriguing data-driven world of Formula 1. Being an author at ES isn't his first stint in penning down thoughts for his favorite sports, as he has a solid prior background in writing content for soccer, NBA, and UFC.

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