Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, to race for Haas F1 in 2021
MANAMA, Bahrain – The Schumacher name will return to Formula One pick up with Mick, son of Ferrari great and seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher, announced on Wednesday as a race driver for that U.S.-owned Haas team.
The 21-year-old German, that has signed a multi-year agreement, is leading the Formula Two championship ahead of this weekend’s finale at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit.
“The prospect of standing on the Formula One grid the coming year makes me incredibly happy, and i am simply speechless,” said Schumacher.
“I've always thought that I would realize my dream of Formula One.”
Schumacher, a member of the Ferrari young driver academy, will form an all-new lineup at Haas together with Russian Nikita Mazepin, whose signing was announced on Tuesday.
The pair replace Frenchman Romain Grosjean, currently recovering from a fiery crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix last Sunday, and Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen.
Schumacher will be in the car in a few days with Haas slotting him in for Friday first practice at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
He will also be a part of a driver test at Yas Marina on Dec. 15.
“The Formula Two Championship has long served like 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,” said Haas principal Guenther Steiner.
“I firmly believe he's earned the opportunity to graduate into F1 according to his performances.”
Schumacher has a 14-point lead in the F2 standings with two races to go.
Michael Schumacher retired in 2012 following a three-season comeback with Mercedes. The Ferrari great is not seen in public since suffering severe head injuries inside a skiing accident in the French Alps in 2021.