More Trouble for Haas as New Reports Intensify Their Ill-Treatment of Mick Schumacher

Published 11/24/2022, 7:00 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – October 27, 2022 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during a press conference REUTERS/Henry Romero

Haas F1 has been under the firing line for its treatment of Mick Schumacher. The German driver endured a tough second year with the American team. Despite his troubles now being over, he endured them till his last days. More shocking reports emerged about how Haas handled Mick’s situation.

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Mick Schumacher showed a few glimpses of his raw potential in an F1 car. However, it did not work out for him with Haas. The son of legendary Michael Schumacher will leave the American team for the better after some strenuous reports have come out of Haas’ treatment of Mick.

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The German was told not to perform doughnuts post-Abu Dhabi GP. Furthermore, he did not receive a proper farewell message from his team on the radio either. However, in the latest news, Bild+ has revealed how Mick was told he was being let go by Haas team principal Guenther Steiner.

According to Bild+, Guenther Steiner told Mick they weren’t renewing his contract in the hotel lobby on Wednesday.

Steiner then said, “He was certainly suspecting something, he doesn’t live under a rock.”

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Mick is now tipped to take up the vacant Mercedes reserve driver seat after Nyck de Vries’ move to AlphaTauri.

Mick Schumacher is focussing on his new journey after Haas snub

After his last race with Haas in Abu Dhabi, Mick Schumacher has revealed that he is looking to focus and is excited about the new chapter of his career. The German hasn’t made any announcement regarding his future yet. However, he acknowledged the fact that his stint with Haas has made him a “better driver”.

Formula One F1 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada – June 18, 2022 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during qualifying REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Schumacher said, “We’ve had some big ups and downs and that’s all part of the journey. That has made me a different driver, a better driver I would say.”

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He also added, “So now it’s another chapter, looking ahead now, a new chapter will probably begin so I’m excited for that.

Schumacher could only muster a P19 finish in his ultimate race with the American constructor as he finished above his teammate, Kevin Magnussen. The German also received a 5-seconds time penalty for his collision with Williams’ Nicholas Latifi.

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Schumacher will hope to improve as much as he can before his potential second stint on the F1 grid. Can the German make a comeback and earn a full-time contract?

 

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Tanmay Khanna

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Tanmay Khanna is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. He has always been an avid sports fan, with F1 and soccer being his two favorites. Due to his inherent love for sports and competition, he has been able to understand the world of F1 inside out.

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