Mick Schumacher will leave Haas at the end of the season – with his hopes of finding a seat at another team for 2023 looking slim…

The German joined Haas for 2021 to race alongside Nikita Mazepin, Schumacher having won the F2 championship the previous year.

This year, alongside Kevin Magnussen, Schumacher scored his first points at Silverstone with eighth, following that up with sixth at the following race in Austria.

However, he has failed to score since then, and has contributed less than a third of Haas’s total points tally – with the American squad eighth in the constructors’ championship. He has also had several crashes which have proved to be costly.

As a result, Haas have opted not to keep the German for a third season.

“I would like to thank Mick Schumacher for his contribution to the team over the past couple of years,” said Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner.

“Mick’s pedigree in the junior categories was well known and he has continued to grow and develop as a driver in his time with Haas F1 Team – culminating in his first Formula 1 points-scoring successes earlier this season.

“While choosing to go in separate directions for the future, the entire team wishes Mick well for the next steps in his career path and beyond.”

Williams have the only remaining seat on the grid for 2023, but that will go to their academy driver Logan Sargeant providing he finishes in the top six in the standings in F2. The American is currently third and in good shape to meet the criteria.

The conclusion to that championship takes place on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, ahead of F1’s final Grand Prix of the season.

Haas later confirmed that Schumacher’s replacement would be former Force India and Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg.


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