Nine races for the F1 dream
Haas suspended talks with Schumacher
08/04/2022 12:31 pm
Will Mick Schumacher keep in Formula 1 subsequent 12 months? This query is turning into more and more dramatic. Because his Haas Racing group is not going to maintain any additional contract negotiations through the summer time break. Team boss Steiner desires to see a efficiency and has a greater hand in cockpit poker.
The second half of the 2022 Formula 1 season can be robust for Mick Schumacher. With 9 races remaining, the 23-year-old is preventing for nothing lower than his future within the racing sequence. According to RTL/NTV, Schumacher is not going to initially get a brand new contract with his Haas group through the summer time break. Team boss Gunther Steiner is now in no rush to negotiate an prolonged working paper with the pilot.
One purpose: Fernando Alonso’s shock transfer to Aston Martin. After the four-time world champion introduced his retirement on the finish of the 12 months, Sebastian Vettel’s racing group abruptly turned a powerful various to Schumacher. And as a robust hand in poker with Haas within the cockpit for 2023. But as a result of the Englishman may have an skilled man subsequent to him in Lance Stroll, the burden available on the market has shifted to Schumacher’s drawback.
Haas can now depend on the timing issue, understanding full nicely that the US racing group is presently the one manner for the German to safe his place within the driver’s subject for subsequent 12 months. Not all cockpits have been handed over but, however the 23-year-old does not stand a severe probability with Haas. The Alfa Romeo group may nonetheless go forward, but it surely’s not sure. Guanyu Zhou will not be but confirmed. But the Chinese herald a number of sponsorship cash and have a superb first season. It can also be unclear what is going to occur at Alpine after the chaos surrounding Oscar Piastre.
And so the stress on the German pilot is drastically elevated. He is clearly behind Kevin Magnussen within the intra-team duel. In the qualifying duel, the Dane leads 11:2 (!) and can also be forward of Schumacher on the planet championship standings. Magnussen has 22 factors, his team-mate simply 12. After brief interim highs at Silverstone and Spielberg (the one two races during which he scored factors), the 23-year-old twice got here up empty-handed once more. Steiner now expects vital enchancment from his teen.
During the race weekend in Monza, from September ninth to eleventh, a brand new contract might be negotiated. Should Haas certainly resolve in opposition to Schumacher, the premier class will face a season and not using a German (common) driver for the primary time since 1981 (!). Because the 23-year-old nonetheless had the next choice: substitute driver at Ferrari. There, nevertheless, is his mentor, group boss Mattia Binotto, nonetheless preventing for his job after severe tactical errors.