Following speculation during the 2022 Formula 1 season, Ferrari has officially ended their collaboration with Mick Schumacher, the 23-year-old son of German former F1 racer, Michael Schumacher.
After working together for four years, Ferrari and Mick Schumacher mutually decided not to extend their contract, which runs out this year.
Mick joined the Ferrari family through the young driver programme in 2019, and as an FDA driver, he competed in Formula 2 for two seasons with the Prema Racing Team – where he won three races and secured the 2020 F2 title.
The following year, Mick made his Formula 1 debut with the American-licensed Haas F1 team. He raced for the team for two years, starting in 43 races, scoring 12 points and finishing 6th in this year’s Austrian Grand Prix and 8th in the British Grand Prix.
Unfortunately, Mick lost his drive with Haas and is now looking at a reserve role for 2023 to get the racer back in the hot seat.
Mick covered the role of reserve driver for Scuderia Ferrari for the 2022 F1 season and this has linked him to a reserve role at Mercedes. Toto Wolff, the Austrian former racing driver who is Team Principal and CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, is reportedly open to take him if everything works out.
In a statement from a spokesperson for Scuderia Ferrari, they explain: “Scuderia Ferrari thanks Mick for these four years and the many kilometers covered together, and wishes him all the best for the future.”