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Haas has finally made the decision on Mick Schumacher. The German will not race with the team in 2023. Mick confirmed the news through his socials where he put up a heartfelt message. He admitted the team’s decision disappointed him but thanked them for the opportunity to race for them.

Mick Schumacher’s future at Haas was a saga that refused to die down. The Haas management had been deliberating for quite a long time whether to keep him or bring in Nico Hulkenberg. While his lack of points-scoring ability was disappointing, his wrecking the car too often was also a matter of concern. Being an arguably cash-strapped team, Haas could not afford that.

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Fans sad and angry after the news of Mick Schumacher’s exit breaks in

Breaking the news to his fans on Twitter, Mick Schumacher wrote, This is going to be my last race with Haas F1 team. I don’t want to hide the fact that I am very disappointed about the decision not to renew our contract. Nevertheless, I would like to thank both Haas F1 and Ferrari for giving me this opportunity. Those years together have helped me to mature both technically and personally. And especially things got difficult, I realize how much I love this sport.”

It was at times bumpy but I steadily improved, learned a lot and now know for sure that I deserve a place in Formula 1. The subject is anything but closer for me. Setbacks only make you stronger.”

My fire burns for Formula 1 and I will fight hard to return to the starting grid. PTW.”

Here’s how fans reacted to the news of their favorite driver’s exit from F1.

One fan was disappointed with the treatment certain drivers were subjected to this season including Mick.

 

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One fan thought Haas was more concerned with creating drama for Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive to Survive, rather than actually focusing on racing.

News of Mick’s exit came simultaneously with Nico Hulkenberg’s arrival. The current Aston Martin reserve driver will now share the garage with his old nemesis, Kevin Magnussen. Magnussen had earlier cleared he had no issues with Nico being in the team and all the rivalry is now forgotten.

Guenther Steiner’s statement on Mick Schumacher

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Following the news of Mick’s exit and Nico’s arrival at the team, Haas released team principal Guenther Steiner’s statement. Steiner said, “I would like to thank Mick Schumacher for his contribution to the team over the past couple of years.”

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“Mick’s pedigree in the junior categories was well known and he has continued to grow and develop as a driver in his time with Haas F1 Team – culminating in his first Formula 1 points-scoring successes earlier this season. While choosing to go in separate directions for the future the entire team wishes Mick well for the next steps in his career path and beyond.”

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It will be interesting to see whether Mercedes announce Mick Schumacher’s arrival as a reserve driver. Do you think Haas was fair in letting Mick go? Did he get enough time to prove his worth to the team? Or does his habit of crashing too often justify the decision?

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