“I have always believed that I would realize my dream of Formula 1″ – Famous surname returns to F1 as Mick Schumacher to Haas is official.
After a flurry of announcements since yesterday, we probably have the biggest one now. GOAT Michael Schumacher’s son Mick Schumacher has been confirmed for Haas next season. This signals the return of the most famous surname in F1, and the family legacy built by his father and uncle Michael and Ralf respectively.
BREAKING: Mick Schumacher to race in F1 in 2021!
— Formula 1 (@F1) December 2, 2020
Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner has had a busy past few days – Romain Grosjean’s horror accident and then confirming Mick’s teammate Nikita Mazepin today. An all-rookie line-up is quite a risk, but the American team has nothing to lose, really. Steiner expressed delighted at Mick’s arrival and paid a tribute to a fabulous F2 season, which incidentally, Mick is currently leading.
“I’m very pleased that we’re able to confirm Mick Schumacher in our driver line-up for next season and I look forward to welcoming him into the team.”
“The Formula 2 Championship has long served as a proving ground for talent to showcase their credentials and this year’s field has undoubtedly been one of the most competitive in recent seasons. Mick has won races, collected podiums and excelled against some pretty exceptional talent in 2020.”
“I firmly believe he’s earned the opportunity to graduate into Formula 1 based on his performances. We have an opportunity ahead of us, as a team, to evaluate and nurture a new driver given our familiarity with our race package heading into 2021. We are putting in place our building blocks for the continued long-term growth of the team and I look forward to Mick’s contributions both on and off the track in that process.”
“I’m simply speechless” – Mick Schumacher to Haas
Mick Schumacher has a massive challenge on his hands, but the potential F2 winner always had the winning spirit in him. In an era where money and power are getting driver’s seats, it is refreshing to see someone with such a famous surname climb up the ladder on his own. Schumacher also thanked Ferrari for their efforts in his development – something Ferrari’s greatest-ever driver Michael Schumacher will be really pleased with.
“The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless.”
“I would like to thank Haas F1 Team, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for placing their trust in me. Also, I also want to acknowledge and extend my love to my parents – I know that I owe them everything.
“I have always believed that I would realise my dream of Formula 1. A huge thank you must also go to all the great motorsport fans out there who have supported me throughout my career. I will give it my all, as I always do, and I look forward to going on this journey together with Haas F1 and them.”