The Haas F1 Team announced on Wednesday that Mick Schumacher, son of seven time world champion Michael Schumacher for 2021 alongside Nikita Mazepin.
Speaking about the news, Haas F1 Team Principal Günther Steiner said:
“I’m very pleased that we’re able to confirm Mick Schumacher in our driver lineup for next season and I look forward to welcoming him into the team. The Formula 2 Championship has long served as a proving ground for talent to showcase their credentials and this year’s field has undoubtedly been one of the most competitive in recent seasons. Mick has won races, collected podiums and excelled against some pretty exceptional talent in 2020. “I firmly believe he’s earned the opportunity to graduate into Formula 1 based on his performances. We havean opportunity ahead of us, as a team, to evaluate and nurture a new driver given our familiarity with our race package heading into 2021. We are putting in place our building blocks for the continued long-term growth of the team and I look forward to Mick’s contributions both on and off the track in that process.”
Mick Schumacher stated:
“The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless. “I would like to thank Haas F1 Team, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for placing their trust in me. I also want to acknowledge and extend my love to my parents – I know that I owe them everything. I have always believed that I would realize my dream of Formula 1. A huge thank you must also go to all the great motorsport fans out there who have supported me throughout my career. I will give it my all, as I always do, and I look forward to going on this journey together with Haas F1 and them.
In other Haas F1 Team news, Romain Grosjean was discharged from hospital on Wednesday morning following his huge crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.