REPORTS: Mick Schumacher Could Be in Line to Replace Carlos Sainz by 2023

Published 09/01/2021, 12:48 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Mick Schumacher is arguably one of the most exciting future stars in Formula 1. Unfortunately, the young German has not had a significant chance to get noticed in his rookie season because of the uncompetitive car at his disposal. However, the 22-year-old has a better average qualifying and average grid position than his teammate, Nikita Mazepin.

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After getting heavily linked with a move to Alfa Romeo next season, Schumacher has decided to stay with Haas F1 Team for 2022, with Steiner expecting to confirm his drivers’ lineup soon.

Meanwhile, according to British journalist Joe Saward, Ferrari are monitoring Schumacher‘s development, who is also their academy graduate, to potentially land him in Maranello by 2023.

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Mick could replace Sainz in 2023: Joe Saward

Given his family name, expectations will be high from Mick to succeed in the pinnacle of motorsport. And considering his father Michael Schumacher, a Ferrari legend and he himself being the academy graduate of the Maranello-based team, Mick will undoubtedly follow in his father’s footsteps and drive for Scuderia Ferrari one day.

And Joe Saward expects that day to come sooner than later; Mick is tipped to replace Carlos Sainz at Ferrari in 2023.

Mick, in recent years, has signed a long-term agreement with Ferrari, a contract that is currently being renegotiated and which could also be announced in Monza,” said Saward.

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

“If Schumacher does well in 2022 with Haas, Mick could (not a certainty) replace Carlos Sainz in 2023. Clearly, there is a big,’if’, also because Carlos is doing a good job. But this seems to be the most likely scenario.” (Translated via Google Translate)

Ferrari boss challenges Mick Schumacher to secure his 2023 Ferrari seat

Ferrari team principal, Mattia Binotto, aims the 2020 Formula 2 champion, Mick Schumacher, to aim to get himself into the team for the 2023 season.

“I think that should be his challenge, no doubt. I think Mick has clear goals and that (driving for Ferrari) is part of it,” said Mattia Binotto.

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BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – APRIL 02: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Scuderia Ferrari SF90 walks out of the garage during F1 testing in Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

In addition, Binotto believes the young German should not put too much pressure on himself.

“Before we decide when Mick is ready for Ferrari, he has to finish this year, without pressure. We don’t have to put pressure on him, that would be wrong. But we are watching him closely. We expect a lot from him,” added Binotto.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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