Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick Schumacher has signed for Haas for the 2021 F1 season, as he looks set to follow in the footsteps of his father in the Formula 1 sport.
According to reports and information posted on the official website of the Haas F1 team, Michael Schumacher’s son who is still just 21-year-old will partner Russian driver Nikita Mazepin for Haas next season. He is currently top of the F2 championship with one round remaining. Schumacher also won the European Formula 3 championship in 2018. Mick’s father, Michael, won seven world titles during his illustrious 21-year F1 career, which finished in 2012.
While speaking on the opportunity, Michael Schumacher’s son, had said:
‘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 a documentary about his career so far which was aired by German broadcaster RTL last month, Schumacher revealed that he follows his father’s advice. ‘Of course I use some of my father’s tips – even from my karting days,’ Schumacher said.
‘At the same time, we are obviously different people and had different experiences in the junior classes. And you have to drive the cars differently today too. ‘We have a Formula 2 car that weighs 780 kilos, the cars back then weighed 500 kilos. But nevertheless, of course there are some similarities.’
Schumacher and Mazepin are replacing Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen. Haas team boss Guenther Steiner said: ‘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 have an 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.’