Mick Schumacher Sets His Expectation High for 2022 in Recent Haas F1 Update

Published 01/10/2022, 6:18 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


Mick Schumacher joined the Formula One grid last year after winning the F2 championship. The German driver was picked up by Haas for the 2021 season. Even though Schumacher Jr is regarded as a talented driver, he couldn’t do much with the lackluster car.

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However, not all hope is lost for his second season on the Formula One grid, as Mick recently revealed that Haas’ 2022 is looking good and he has high expectations from the team for the upcoming season.

Mick Schumacher is optimistic for Haas’ 2022 season

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The German driver failed to make the impact that he was hoping for in his rookie year. However, with the 2022 season just a few months away, the 22-year-old has his hopes up as he has seen the progress that the American team has made.

Speaking to Motorsport.com, Mick said, “The car looks to be very positive, from what I see and hear. So I have great expectations. Hopefully they’ll meet my expectations next year on track.”

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the race REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Additionally, the 22′ car will have some inputs from Schumacher Jr himself. He said, “It’s always something that has interested me for so many years, just how things work in general, and especially how a Formula 1 car works.”

“I’m quite heavily involved in what next year’s (2022) car is doing, and just want to understand it and see all the CAD models and stuff. So there are definitely lots of points that I’m looking forward to analyzing at the beginning of next year.”

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How did Schumacher perform in 2021?

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The German driver had an underwhelming rookie year in Formula One. With a lackluster car, it is understandable that Mick faced some challenges as he competed during Grand Prix weekends.

However, there is one aspect that surprised everyone, and that is when Schumacher Jr got his Haas into the second round of qualifying at the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 30, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher in action during practice REUTERS/Florion Goga

Mick finished the 2021 camping with zero points under his belt, taking the nineteenth spot in the drivers’ championship. With the next season just a few months away, what are your predictions for Mick as he gets ready to tackle the challenges that await him for his second season in F1? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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