That Mick Schumacher gets a chance in Formula 1 is not only due to his last name. The German is currently in the lead in the Formula 2 championship, which will come to an end on the Bahrain circuit this weekend.
Two years ago, Schumacher junior already captured the world title in European Formula 3, and last season he finished 12th in his World Cup debut in F2. As a reward, he now gets a seat at Team Haas. “We are very pleased to welcome Mick and look forward to working with him,” said team principal Günther Steiner.
“Mick has won races and achieved podium places in F2 and has excelled this season in a strong field of participants. He has earned this opportunity based on his performance.”
Schumacher himself is of course also delighted. “The chance to race in Formula 1 next year makes me very happy. I am speechless,” said the young German. “I have always believed that I would make my F1 dream come true. I also thank my parents. I realize that I owe everything to them.”