MICK SCHUMACHER will comply with in his father’s footsteps by racing in Method One subsequent season.
The German is the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher and can drive for the American-owned British-based Haas crew.
Haas have named Mick Schumacher as one in all their drivers for subsequent seasonCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Mick Schumacher is the son of Ferrari legend MichaelCredit score: Reuters
Schumacher is at present main the Method 2 championship by 14 factors from Callum Ilott and might clinch the title this weekend in Bahrain.
The 21-year-old will partner fellow rookie Nikita Mazepin, the son of a Russian billionaire, who was confirmed yesterday.
Schumacher shared his pleasure on the information, saying: “The prospect of being on the Method 1 grid subsequent 12 months makes me extremely blissful and I’m merely speechless.
“I want to thank Haas F1 Group, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for putting their belief in me.
“I additionally need to acknowledge and prolong my like to my mother and father – I do know that I owe them every little thing.
“I’ve at all times believed that I might realise my dream of Method 1.
“An enormous thank you could additionally go to all the good motorsport followers on the market who’ve supported me all through my profession.
“I’ll give it my all, as I at all times do, and I stay up for happening this journey along with Haas F1 and them.”
Mick Schumacher at present sits high of the F2 standingsCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Haas boss Guenther Steiner added: “I’m very happy that we’re capable of affirm Mick Schumacher in our driver line-up for subsequent season.
“I stay up for welcoming him into the crew.
“The Method 2 Championship has lengthy served as a proving floor for expertise to showcase their credentials and this 12 months’s area has undoubtedly been one of the vital aggressive in latest seasons.
“Mick has received races, collected podiums and excelled towards some fairly distinctive expertise in 2020.
“I firmly consider he’s earned the chance to graduate into Method 1 primarily based on his performances.
“We’ve a chance forward of us, as a crew, to judge and nurture a brand new driver given our familiarity with our race package deal heading into 2021.
“We’re putting in our constructing blocks for the continued long-term development of the crew.
“I stay up for Mick’s contributions each on and off the monitor in that course of.”
In the meantime, present Haas driver Romain Grosjean has been launched from hospital following his fiery smash in final Sunday’s Bahrain GP.
An announcement stated: “Romain Grosjean was discharged from the care of the Bahrain Defence Power Hospital at 10.30am native time Wednesday.
“Grosjean spent three nights in hospital following Sunday’s incident on the Bahrain Grand Prix.
“He’ll proceed non-public therapy for the burns suffered on the again of his palms and can stay in Bahrain in the interim.
“On behalf of Romain Grosjean and the whole Haas F1 Group we prolong our due to all who’ve tended to him on the BDF Hospital.”