Las Vegas, 16 (AE) – Gene Haas, owner of the only American team on the Formula 1 grid, has issued an ultimatum to Mick Schumacher. The seven-time world champion’s son needs to score points in the final races of the year to have a chance to renew with Haas in the division, the businessman said. The United States GP is confirmed to start at 16:00 (Brasilia time).
“Mick’s future will be defined by Mick himself,” said Jean Haas, before confirming his team had already contacted other drivers for the 2023 season, with four races to go in the 2022 season, with the German taking 12 points from 18 starts. By comparison, his Haas teammate Dane Kevin Magnussen had 22 points.
“We’re waiting. We need Mick to bring some points to the team and we’re giving him more time to show what he can do. If he wants to be with us, he’s got to show us that. Can get more points (in the race). That’s what we’re waiting for,” he told The Associated Press. Haas said in an interview with The Press (AP).
At 23, Mick is looking to compete in his third season in F1. Given the difficulties imposed by the limitations of the Haas team, the young Schumacher had yet to shine in the division, as opposed to remembering his father’s talent. Even so, he has lagged behind his peers in these two years of experience in F1.
This year, he got used to Magnussen behind. The difference of ten points between them does not take into account the fact that the German was one race short of his rivals, as he did not compete in the Saudi Arabian GP. At that stage, he met with an accident during qualifying practice and had to be admitted to the hospital as a precaution.
This isn’t the only time Schumacher has been involved with Beats this year. “In this sport, you’re not allowed to act as a rookie driver in practice. It’s very expensive. If you make a lot of mistakes in driving or strategy, it costs the team millions of dollars,” said Jean Haas. German driver.
Haas’ second seat for 2023 is currently one of the most coveted in F1. Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi, Haas’s reserve, is also dreaming of a starting spot alongside Magnussen.
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