Mick Schumacher will depart Haas on the finish of the season – along with his hopes of discovering a spot in one other workforce for 2023 wanting slim…
The German joined Haas for 2021 to race alongside Nikita Mazepin, Schumacher having received the F2 championship the earlier yr.
This yr, alongside Kevin Magnussen, Schumacher scored his first factors at Silverstone with eighth place, adopted by sixth on the subsequent race in Austria.
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Nevertheless, he has since failed to attain and has contributed lower than a 3rd of Haas’ complete factors – with the American workforce eighth within the constructors’ championship. He additionally had a number of accidents that proved expensive.
Consequently, Haas opted to not retain the German for a 3rd season.
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“I want to thank Mick Schumacher for his contribution to the workforce over the previous two years,” mentioned Haas workforce boss Guenther Steiner.
“Mick’s pedigree within the junior classes was well-known and he has continued to develop and develop as a driver in his time with the Haas F1 Group – culminating in his first scoring successes in Method 1 earlier this season.
“In selecting to go in several instructions for the long run, all the workforce needs Mick one of the best of luck for the following steps in his profession and past.”
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Williams have the one remaining grid slot for 2023, however that can go to academy driver Logan Sargeant supplied he finishes within the prime six of the F2 standings. The American is at present in third and in fine condition to satisfy the standards.
The conclusion of this championship takes place on Sunday, in Abu Dhabi, earlier than the final Grand Prix of the F1 season.
Haas later confirmed that Schumacher’s substitute can be former Pressure India and Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg.
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In the meantime, in an announcement on social media, Schumacher admitted his disappointment that his time with Haas was coming to an finish, including that he was assured his expertise deserved a spot on the F1 grid.
“This shall be my final race with the Haas F1 Group. I do not need to cover that I’m very upset with the choice to not renew our contract,” he wrote. “Nevertheless, I want to thank Haas F1 and Ferrari for giving me this chance. These years collectively helped me mature technically and personally. And particularly when issues acquired robust, I noticed how a lot I like this sport.
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“It was bumpy at occasions, however I’ve always improved, I’ve discovered quite a bit and now I am positive I deserve a spot in Method 1. The topic is something however closed for me. Setbacks solely make you stronger.
“My fireplace burns for Method 1 and I’ll combat arduous to get again on the beginning grid.”