Mick Schumacher and Ferrari to part ways after 2022

Mick Schumacher and Ferrari to part ways after 2022

Mick Schumacher will leave the Ferrari Driver Academy at the end of 2022, and it’s widely believed that he will quit the Haas F1 Team after this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale.

Schumacher joined the Ferrari Driver Academy in 2019, following his victory in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The FDA oversaw his transition to FIA Formula 2, which he later won in 2020.

He later joined Haas for the 2021 season, however his first season there saw him competing against then-teammate Nikita Mazepin at the back of the grid while the team concentrated all of their development efforts on the 2022 car.

His attempts to match the speed of his new teammate Kevin Magnussen during the 2022 season have resulted in a few high-profile crashes at high speeds, most notably during the Monaco Grand Prix and Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying.

In the British Grand Prix, Schumacher came in eighth and earned his first career FIA Formula 1 World Championship points. The German nearly moved up to seventh as he battled Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to the finish line.

He maintained the good form by placing sixth in the Austrian Grand Prix, but in the three races ever since, he hasn’t done any better than P14. Hea ding into the final eight races of the season, he ranks fifteenth in the Drivers’ Championship, 10 points and four places behind his teammate Magnussen.

Before the summer break, Schumacher’s name was mentioned in connection with the open Aston Martin F1 Team seat, but Fernando Alonso ultimately took Sebastian Vettel’s place as he is set to retire at the end of the season.

Despite the fact that Antonio Giovinazzi has been mentioned as a potential replacement for him at Haas, he is still a long shot to join the BWT Alpine F1 Team in Alonso’s place. If he were to lose his drive, there might not be any German drivers on the 2023 Formula 1 grid.

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