Mick Schumacher to join Formula One from next year


In 2021, there will once again be Schumacher lining up on an F1 grid.


Mick Schumacher, the son of the legendary German driver Michael and nephew of Ralf, will link up with Haas F1 team for the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship and beyond.


Schumacher (21), a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and the son of seven-time FIA Formula 1 World Champion Michael , leads the Formula 2 title race heading into the final round of the season at Bahrain International Circuit (R12 4-6 December).


Im very pleased that were able to confirm Mick Schumacher in our driver lineup for next season and I look forward to welcoming him into the team, stated Guenther Steiner, Team Principal of Haas F1 Team.


The Formula 2 Championship has long served as a proving ground for talent to showcase their credentials and this years 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.


Nurture


I firmly believe hes 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 Micks contributions both on and off the track in that process.


Schumacher joins Haas F1 Team with six seasons of open-wheel racing under his belt. Starting his journey in the 2015 ADAC F4 Germany series, he progressed to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship winning the title in 2018 courtesy of eight victories.


The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy and Im simply speechless, stated Mick Schumacher upon his confirmation.


I would like to thank Haas F1 Team, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for placing their trust in me. 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 realize 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.