Mick Schumacher to part ways with Ferrari at the end of 2022
Ferrari, who have supported Mick Schumacher throughout his entire career due to his association to his legendary father Michael Schumacher, has parted ways.
As Mick Schumachers contract with the Ferrari Driver Academy is coming to an end, sources say that the partnership will have a "Natural end" at the end of this 2022 Formula 1 season.
It is likely that the American outfit will not be keeping Mick around as a result of this contract expiration, with Guenther Steiner showing doubts surrounding the security of his drivers seats for the year to follow. This pessimism surrounding Mick's seat leaves room for drivers such as Antonio Giovinazzi or Daniel Ricciardo to pick up the vacancy.
Mick, who had performed multiple tests for both Ferrari and Ferrari affiliated teams, such as Alfa Romeo, has been well versed with the Scuderia for the entirety of his life. Being the son of seven time world champion Michael Schumacher, of which five of those championships were won at Ferrari, the team welcomed Mick with open arms into their driver academy.
Mattia Binotto, current principal at Ferrari, explained that the signing of Mick into the academy was for more than just his namesake. The principal commenting: "There's no doubt that welcoming Mick into Ferrari has a special emotional meaning, but we have chosen him for his talent and the human and professional qualities that have already distinguished him despite his young age."
With the potential exit from Haas, the doors open for Mick to sign with outfits like Alpine or Alpha Tauri. But the highly competitive driver market may leave him without a seat in F1 entirely, taking the German nationality out of a full F1 seat for the first time since 1990.
The young Schumacher would be leave behind a star studded group of Ferrari drivers, removing himself from the likes of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, drivers at the Ferrari outfit, Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas for the Alfa Romeo F1 team, and his own team mate Kevin Magnussen.
A slew of unfortunate incidents have plagued Mick's performance at Haas, having an above average number of DNF's. But despite this scoring his first points at Silverstone and then following it up with an impressive sixth at the Red Bull Ring.