Mick Schumacher: No Regrets Joining Haas Despite Ferrari’s Influence Over Decision

Published 02/17/2021, 7:50 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – New Haas’ driver Mick Schumacher tests the car during practice Giuseppe Cacace/Pool via REUTERS


Mick Schumacher will start his Formula One adventure with Haas F1. He will join the American team after having a dominant 2020 F2 campaign with Prema Racing. The German is at peace with his decision of joining Haas.

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The 21-year-old would be filling the void within Michael Schumacher fans’ hearts. Schumacher Senior has unfortunately been out of the public eye after he suffered a life-changing accident while skiing in 2013.

Mick Schumacher thinks Haas is perfect for him

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Schumacher, in an interview, thinks that Haas is a great first F1 team. He said, “They are not the biggest team. In return, they have a very direct line to their drivers. We are in contact very often, which is of course nice. It is also good to know or discuss what the team’s goals are. They work very well with their drivers. I also believe that a breath of fresh air will be very good for the team.”

“Hopefully that will motivate you and let us go well together. I felt at home straight away. Sometimes that takes longer. At Haas, the time had come after the first day, after the first meeting. I am happy to have stayed there. It is a good station to develop myself further.”

Mick Schumacher of Germany and Prema Racing prepares for practice ahead of the Formula 2 Championship at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Schumacher thinks Alfa Romeo was in the frame but he’s ok with Ferrari’s decision. He said, “The decision was of course made together. But in the end, I have very little experience in Formula 1, and Ferrari is extremely knowledgeable. You know the business. You know exactly what is best for me.”

On Haas saying the 2021 season will be a transition year, he said, “I have to wait for the first couple of races to give an informed answer. Of course, I promise myself a lot myself. I want to get used to the team very quickly so that I feel very comfortable – and they get along with me.”

“If we can do that, the results will come. Even if it is a bridging year for us: If the option arises, the spark of luck plays along, we will give everything to then use the luck and bring the results home.”

Haas expectations for 2021

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The American team will have few expectations for the 2021 season. They have openly told that this would be a transition season in terms of bedding in their rookie driver lineup.

SCARPERIA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 13: Mick Schumacher of Germany prepares to drive the Ferrari F2004 of his father Michael Schumacher before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

They will also be putting all their eggs in the 2022 car basket. The American team will be writing off this season and should the opportunity arises to get into the position of a point, they will take it.

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Ashish Thomas

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Ashish Thomas is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having followed motorsports since age 5, Ashish holds an enviable knowledge of F1 history. Ashish holds extensive experience in sports writing, having previously worked for SportsQuest and Fansided.

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