Starting in 2021, Schumacher will join the American based Formula 1 team
Mick Schumacher currently leads the Formula 2 standings. For 2021, he’ll be moving up the later.
Today, the American based Haas F1 Team has announced that Mich Schumacher will be driving for the team in 2021. It will be the first of a multi-year contract agreement.
Schumacher will pilot the Haas machine in the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday 11 December. He will again strap into the car on Tuesday 15 December during the official ‘young driver test’ at the the Yas Marina Circuit.
The 21-year-old is a graduate of the Ferrari Driver Academy and the son of seven-time FIA Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher.
Guenther Steiner on Mick Schumacher
“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,” stated Guenther Steiner, Team Principal of Haas F1 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 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.”
Mick Schumacher on joining the Haas F1 Team
In April, Schumacher ran a Scuderia Ferrari and Alfa Romeo Racing machine during Bahrain testing.
“The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless,” stated Mick Schumacher upon his confirmation.
“I would like to thank Haas F1 Team, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for placing their trust in me.” He added, “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.”
Schumacher grabbed 8 FIA Formula 3 European Championship wins in 2018 en route to the series title.