Severe setback for Mick Schumacher: talks about the future in Formula 1 put on hold
Created: 08/05/2022 09:32
By: Momir Takac
Mick Schumacher faces an uncertain future in Formula 1.
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For which team will Mick Schumacher go chasing points in Formula 1 in the future?
The fact that he will be in the cockpit at Haas in 2023 is more uncertain than ever.
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Like every driver, the son of record world champion Michael Schumacher would rather have it clear yesterday than today how things will continue in the coming season.
But the 23-year-old still has to be patient.
As of today (August 4, 2022), five cockpits are still vacant, including one at Haas.
While Kevin Magnussen has secured his Formula 1 ticket for 2023, teammate Mick Schumacher is sitting on hot coals.
And it could stay that way for a while.
Because as RTL / ntv reported on Thursday, Haas has postponed negotiations about a contract extension during the summer break.
Mick Schumacher and Haas are not in talks about a contract extension
Accordingly, there should be talks on September 11 at the earliest on the sidelines of the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monza.
The reason given was Schumacher's failed move to Aston Martin.
For the British, he was considered a successor to Sebastian Vettel, who ended his career after the season.
In the end, Aston Martin preferred experience to youth and signed Fernando Alonso.
The lack of prospect of a cockpit with a competitor worsens Schumacher's cards in contract poker.
Further cooperation with Haas is not considered a preferred option.
The relationship with team boss Günther Steiner is considered difficult.
After the race in Barcelona, Schumacher even caused a novelty when he criticized the Haas team.
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But what other options are there?
The racing team had already communicated Oscar Piastri as the second driver alongside Esteban Ocon, but then the Australian denied an agreement.
Piastri is eyeing a move to McLaren, where Daniel Ricciardo could be replaced.
Schumacher also squints at the place with the British.
While a future at Alpine is unlikely for the Ferrari pupil Schumacher, an engagement at Alfa Romeo is more likely.
The main competitor is likely to be the Chinese Guanyu Zhou, who has good prospects for the place thanks to good performances and strong sponsorship.