“The most obvious place was with Raikkonen”: F1 pundit explains why Schumacher did not join Alfa Romeo

Mick, son of legendary German Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, is set to make his debut in the sport.

If the family pedigree doesn’t count for much, perhaps the fact that he is the reigning F2 champion will make people notice him. At least that is what Mick would be hoping for after joining Haas.

However, things could have been rather different, with rumours doing the rounds that he was to join Alfa Romeo before the Haas deal was finalised.

Former F1 driver and pundit Martin Brundle feels he knows why Schumacher was not chosen to partner Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo this year.

“My understanding is that I don’t think Ferrari can just willy-nilly place those drivers as they wish at Haas and Sauber Alfa Romeo,” Brundle said.

“My understanding is the boss of Alfa wanted to keep his two drivers. The obvious place to put Mick Schumacher was alongside Kimi Raikkonen and then they probably weren’t able to do that I would guess.”

With immense talent, Schumacher will hope he can bring further accolades back home.

Schumacher will partner up with Nikita Mazepin at Haas in the upcoming season.

The name Schumacher will finally be on the grid once again. How do you think his debut season for Haas will go?

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