Former German F1 driver believes $1 million per year earning driver Mick Schumacher should be in better team for 2023 season
|Sat Aug 13 2022
Hans-Joachim Stuck believes that Mick Schumacher has proven his potential and should look elsewhere for 2023 as Haas has reached its full competitive potential.
According to Hans-Joachim Stuck, Haas’ young driver Mick Schumacher should sit in the seat of a better team once his contract ends. Schumacher finally scored his first ever F1 point at the Silverstone circuit this season.
The streak continued for yet another race in Austria, where he finished a career-best sixth. The young German is currently fifteenth in the world championship with nine races to go in the 2022 season.
With plenty of team seats vacant, Schumacher is running out of time to decide his future.
Mick Schumacher’s contract with Haas
Mick Schumacher’s contract with Haas ends next year. According to boss Guenther Steiner, there have been no contract discussions between Haas and Schumacher.
He explained, “I don’t know what Mick Schumacher has done. Besides, we have not spoken about a drive for next year with him.”
Sebastian Vettel will retire from Formula One by the end of the 2022 season and Fernando Alonso will take his seat in Aston Martin. Moreover, there are plenty of opportunities in the driver market.
Off the grid pic.twitter.com/5VqyntBYW3
— Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) August 11, 2022
Hans-Joachim Stuck believes Mick Schumacher deserves a competitive team
According to Hans-Joachim Stuck, Mick Schumacher has proven his skills while driving for Haas this season. He believes that if Schumacher fails to get a seat for 2023, it will be a career-threatening situation.
Stuck added: “I would be very surprised if Schumacher didn’t find a job anywhere. He shows impeccable performances, and the people in charge can see that. He also has a great name. A team looking for a young driver can do no better than signing a Mick Schumacher.”
The former F1 driver also predicts that Haas will not be able to overperform and have fulfilled its potential. Hence, the young German will have to look elsewhere to compete at the top in the future.
The #SteinerShip fleet so far… 🛥️🚤⛴️
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) August 13, 2022