- Mick Schumacher, 21, will drive for Haas in the 2021 Formula One season
- The son of seven-time world champion Michael makes the step up from F2
- He’ll drive alongside controversial Russian Nikita Mazepin in all-new Haas team
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19
The famous Schumacher name has returned to Formula One after it was confirmed that Mick – son of seven-time world champion Michael – will drive for Haas in the 2021 season.
The F2 star, 21, who is currently leading the drivers’ championship, has been chosen to make the step up to the sport’s top level alongside Nikita Mazepin in Haas’ all-new driver line-up for next season.
The announcement of Schumacher’s arrival comes just weeks after Lewis Hamilton confirmed his place alongside his dad Michael in the record books with seven world championships.
Always believed that this dream will become true! Racing for Haas F1 Team next year is an incredible feeling, and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks to everyone who supported me all the way! @HaasF1Team #HaasF1 #F1 @ScuderiaFerrari @insideFDA #essereFerrari pic.twitter.com/RgKrXUdKrk
— Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) December 2, 2020
Michael last raced in 2012 and is widely regarded as the sport’s greatest ever driver. In December 2013 he suffered a severe brain injury in a skiing accident and his health has been a closely-guarded secret ever since.
Having a Schumacher back in F1 is hugely exciting news for racing fans, and Mick has signed a multi-year deal at the American team, it was announced on Wednesday morning.
A member of the Ferrari driving academy, there is a view that he will one day follow in his father’s footsteps and race in the famous red car that his dad won five of his seven championships in.