Mick Schumacher has been dropped by the Haas Formula 1 team for the 2023 season, with Nico Hulkenberg rapidly announced as his replacement.
Former Haas F1 Team and Ferrari Junior Mick Schumacher will remain in Formula 1 next year after taking up a reserve position with Mercedes. Schumacher spent the past two seasons racing in Formula 1 for Haas but was not retained after the team opted to recruit veteran Nico Hulkenberg.
Guenther Steiner said he decided to axe Mick Schumacher because he felt his Haas team needed a driver who can "make us grow".
Nico Hulkenberg has opened up about the brutal reality of replacing Mick Schumacher, insisting if it wasn't him then it would have been “someone else”. Schumacher is absent from the 2023 F1 driver line-up after being axed by Haas, with Hulkenberg instead brought back onto the grid to partner Kevin Magnussen.
Schumacher was dropped by Haas at the end of last season after two years with the team, with veteran driver Nico Hulkenberg taking his place.
Mick followed in his dad's footsteps into F1 — but the young driver struggled and lost his race seat at the end of 2022 after a series of crashes for the Haas team. He was dropped in favour of veteran driver Nico Hulkenberg for 2023 — and is now a reserve driver at Mercedes.
Steiner's new book, entitled Surviving to Drive, details how Schumacher's crash during first practice at the Japanese Grand Prix cost Haas $700,000 (£550,000) alone, with the overall bill for the season coming in at a staggering £1.7million.
Mazepin was fired Saturday by Haas F1 when it terminated its contract with both the driver and sponsor Uralkali, a Russian fertilizer company owned by Mazepin's father. Dimitry Mazepin is a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I did not expect Haas would break the contract with me.
Latest. McLaren have announced that they have reached an agreement with Mercedes which will see them add Mick Schumacher to their pool of reserve drivers for the 2023 season.
After two years in Formula 1, Mick Schumacher failed to secure a spot on the grid for the 2023 season. He was replaced by the experienced Nico Hülkenberg at Haas, leaving him without a full-time drive this year. However, the young German driver is still involved in F1 this season.
Haas is struggling with two problems in particular: tyre wear on the one hand and sensitive aerodynamics on the other, which suffer more in traffic than with other teams. “We have to figure out what we need to do to be more stable in traffic, so the tyres don't wear so much in traffic,” he explains.
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Mick drives for the Formula One team Haas with an annual salary of $1 million. Mick made his debut in Formula One in 2021 and has not made a win in the championship yet.
Schumacher suffered serious brain trauma following an accident while skiing with son Mick in the French Alps back in December 2013. This year will mark a decade since the seven-time world champion was pulled from public view as a result of his paralysis and inability to communicate.
Haas enters 2023 not only with a new driver lineup of Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hülkenberg but a new team sponsor, making the American outfit the MoneyGram Haas F1 Team.
Eugene Francis Haas (born November 12, 1952) is the American founder, president, and sole stockholder of Haas Automation, a CNC machine tool manufacturer. He also has a presence in motorsports, having founded NASCAR team Haas CNC Racing (now known as Stewart-Haas Racing) and the Formula One team, Haas F1 Team.
At the last race Haas dropped to ninth in the championship standings, ahead of only Williams. Through a combination of reliability problems, errors from both drivers and other misfortunes, the team's seven top-10 grid positions have yielded just three points finishes in 2022, all for one driver.
Haas have revealed an updated team logo and new official team name ahead of the 2023 Formula 1 season, fresh from signing payment company MoneyGram as their new title sponsor.
Schumacher and Haas to part ways at the end of 2022.
Michael Schumacher: $600 Million
He had over $1 billion in career winnings.
Haas F1 team boss Guenther Steiner's new book reveals eye-watering cost of Mick Schumacher's crash damage. Mick Schumacher racked up a whopping $2million (£1.6m) repair bill thanks to his spate of crashes throughout the 2022 F1 season, according to Haas team principal Guenther Steiner.
Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, who lost one of his bodyguards in the Asian tsunami last month, will donate $10 million to the victims of the Dec. 26 tidal waves that devastated Indian Ocean shorelines.
In June, Schumacher woke up from his medically-induced coma, and while he reportedly has made progress since that time, he still faces a long road ahead. Schumacher's home was remodeled to suit his recovery.
After being dropped by Haas at the end of last year, Mick joined Mercedes as their third driver - acting as their reserve and simulator driver, stepping in should either of the team's main drivers couldn't race.
Mick Schumacher has teased his return to a full-time F1 seat after the Canadian Grand Prix, even going as far to say that he is ready to replace a driver mid-season. The German driver lost his seat with Haas at the end of the 2022 season and was then replaced by Nico Hulkenberg.
But now the renowned neurosurgeon Professor Erich Riederer has commented on Schumacher's condition as an outsider in a documentary on the French television station TMC. In an interview, he said: “I think he's in a vegetative state, which means he's awake but not responding.