Protected by the Ferrari industry, Mick Schumacher was able to spend two seasons with Haas, a Ferrari customer. But, after a promising first season, especially against Mazepin, the son of Michael and Corina Schumacher was unable to show sufficient progress visibly. The contract that binds him to Haas is not extended for 2023 and here he is on foot, but probably not far from Formula 1.
To replace Mick, the stainless Nico Hülkenberg is back. The eternal candidate for a podium finds a titular seat. He will find there his « great friend » Magnussen with whom he had had words in the past. For Haas, this strategy is very strange because when they fired Grosjean and Magnussen, they explained that they wanted new blood. Magnussen has already returned this year and therefore Hülkenberg next year. Respectively 141 and 181 races the two youngsters all the same.
Comparative ranking Magnussen/Schumacher
Number of championship points:
Magnussen 25 points
Schumacher 12 point
Best place in race:
Magnussen 5th (Bahrain)
Schumacher 6th (Austria)
In short, Schumacher for his part could have found refuge with Mercedes to replace Nyck de Vries in the role of reserve and test driver. A way to wait before finding a seat? Complicated.
—Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) November 17, 2022
Our opinion, by leblogauto.com
Formula 1 with its small number of teams and therefore of holders has a problem of wealth: too many drivers to evaluate. And so, we say to ourselves that certain talents are missed by the screening of the stables. It would be necessary to return to a system of private tests without the holders, or to a third car as it was a question of a time.
Formula E cannot act as a driver guard indefinitely. Schumacher could return thanks to the arrival of Audi at Sauber (Alfa Romeo). in 2024, or later.
Mick Schumacher will no longer drive for Haas next year in Formula 1. Too many breakages, not enough convincing results against Magnussen. Here he is on foot and probably picked up by Mercedes.
Nico Hülkenberg finds a starting seat but should not hope for a first career podium.