Mick Schumacher began his Formula 1 journey this season with Haas. He was well aware that his season would not be an easy one.
This comes after Haas declared that they will not be upgrading their car a lot.
Haas focused on 2022 season
The outfit’s focus was to get Mick and Nikita Mazepin up to date with the car while they focus on developing the car for the upcoming 2022 season.
Haas are currently in the last place in the constructor’s standings with Mick’s best finish being a P13 at the Baku circuit.
This has led to rumors that Mick might move on to the Ferrari-powered team in 2022, Alfa Romeo.
What did Mick say?
The 23-year old has not yet denied the possibility of him jumping the ship.
“I am living in the here and now,” Mick talked about the rumors.
“I haven’t thought much about next year. We’ll see what happens in the end. I’m sure you’ll hear if something happens.”
However, his uncle has his doubts about Mick wanting to switch teams so early in his career.
What did Ralf say?
The former driver turned pundit presented his two cents on the issue.
“There were also rumours recently about the future of Mick Schumacher, who was linked to a move to Alfa Romeo.
“I can only speculate because I don’t know anything about it,” he said.
“Would a change make sense? If he had the chance to drive for an absolutely top team, it would be a great opportunity for Mick. On the other hand, he can still learn a lot at Haas. Whatever he does and has already done.
“If Haas continues to develop and the new car is a step forward, it would make perfect sense for Mick to add another year. You shouldn’t underestimate that a young driver easily needs six months to establish himself in the team and get the most out of it.
“I’m not sure if Alfa Romeo is really the better option. Working with Ferrari is important. It seems to work well – even with the current team,” he concluded.
Haas team boss to confirm 2022 seats soon
Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has revealed that he will not be letting the rumors continue for a long time.
“The silly season has just started,” he said.
“We still have to look at a few things, but we are not far from confirming our drivers for 2022.”
Mick has been the top performer in Haas and we are yet to see his true skills with a good car.
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