Mick Schumacher Linked to Haas F1 Seat for 2021 – Reports

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October 21, 2020 4:16 pm

With regards to next season’s driving lineup, Haas F1 have a wide array of options to choose from. The likes of Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg, and even F2’s Nikita Mazepin have been linked with the American team. Now, the name of Mick Schumacher joins that list.

It already appears that the incumbents, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, are approaching the end of their time with Haas.

Team boss Guenther Steiner even said that Grosjean’s P9 finish in Eifel would not make them change their minds.

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So, it looks as though there will be a new driver pairing at Haas next year. If rumors are to be believed, that driver pairing could be Schumacher and Mazepin.

According to Motorsport-Total, “The following theory can be read in the Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy: The Russian junior driver Nikita Mazepin should dock with Haas thanks to his multi-million dollar sponsor, possibly alongside Mick Schumacher.” (translated by Google)

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany -Spectators wait in a stand with a banner in reference to Mick Schumacher before the start of practice Ina Fassbender/Pool via REUTERS

Thus far, rumors have mostly linked Schumacher with a move to Alfa Romeo for the next year.

Those rumors gained further steam as Schumacher was ready for his maiden F1 outing at the Eifel Grand Prix with Alfa. However, poor weather conditions meant that his maiden F1 outing had to be delayed.

If these rumors turn into reality, we could have two F2 championship hopefuls racing together in F1.

Schumacher currently leads the F2 Drivers’ Championship standings with 191 points, whereas Mazepin sits in 6th place with 140 points.

With only 1 driver from F2 promoted this year, It’ll be interesting to see how the other highly rated young talents fare while racing alongside the big guns.

Haas boss on having Mick Schumacher race in F1

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – Mick Schumacher drives the Ferrari F2004 of his father Michael Schumacher during a display run before the race Pool via REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File Photo

Steiner said, “Who wouldn’t want a Schumacher back in Formula 1. Especially in the form he is currently in Formula 2.

“But it’s not just about the name that is important but also the performances.”

It’s safe to say that the 21-year-old isn’t relying on his iconic surname to get himself a seat next year. The young German has silenced those critics with top-class performances that have made people sit up and take note.

More importantly, he has shown that he deserves to make the jump to F1 purely on the basis of merit. Securing the F2 championship would only confirm that. But would that grant him a seat in F1 for next year? We’ll find out soon.

Ronan Carvalho

Ronan Carvalho is an F1 writer for EssentiallySports, he is an F1 enthusiast and a big fan of Kimi Raikkonen. Ronan is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in BMM at St Xavier's College (Mumbai).

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