American Method 1 group Haas introduced on Thursday it’s going to drop present driver Mick Schumacher after the 2022 season. His substitute has been named as fellow German driver Nico Hülkenberg.
Schumacher, whose father is F1 legend Michael Schumacher, joined Haas in 2021 as a rookie, and whereas he is managed to get some first rate factors on the board in 2022, the tally is lower than half that of fellow Haas driver Kevin Magnussen.
He is additionally suffered a number of main crashes this season which have damage the group’s funds, together with a qualifying crash that brought about him to overlook the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, in addition to a crash throughout follow for the Japanese Grand Prix, and one other in the course of the Monaco Grand Prix that brought about his automobile to separate in two.
Hülkenberg is a way more skilled driver, having competed on and off in F1 since 2010 and scoring a win on the 2024 Hours of Le Mans in 2015 with Porsche. Hülkenberg has been out of F1 since 2019 when he was dropped at Renault, although he is crammed in at Aston Martin (and its Racing Level predecessor) on a lot of events.
Hülkenberg’s finest end is fourth place, which he achieved 3 times. He additionally achieved a pole place and two quickest laps throughout his profession.
“The expertise and data base Nico brings to the group is evident to see, with almost 200 profession begins in Method 1, and a status as being a terrific qualifier and a stable, dependable racer,” Günther Steiner, Haas’ group principal, stated in a press release.
Schumacher’s solely hope for a seat in 2023 is at Williams, although the British squad is considered eying American racer Logan Sargeant.
An alternate function for Schumacher might be a reserve driver for Mercedes-Benz AMG. The German squad is in want for a brand new reserve driver to exchange each Nyck de Vries, who will race for AlphaTauri subsequent 12 months, and Stoffel Vandoorne, who replaces Hülkenberg within the reserve driver function at Aston Martin.