9 races of the F1 dream
Haas suspends talks with Schumacher
08/04/2022 12:31 pm
Will Mick Schumacher keep in System 1 subsequent yr? This query is getting greater. As a result of his Haas racing staff is not going to maintain any contract talks in the course of the summer time break. Staff supervisor Steiner desires to see efficiency and has one of the best hand in cockpit poker.
The second half of the 2022 System 1 season shall be powerful for Mick Schumacher. With 9 races remaining, the 23-year-old is combating for his future within the collection. Based on RTL/ntv data, Schumacher initially is not going to get a brand new contract together with his Haas staff in the course of the summer time break. Staff supervisor Günther Steiner is due to this fact in no hurry to barter an prolonged worksheet with the pilot.
One more reason for this: Fernando Alonso’s unimaginable transfer to Aston Martin. Following the announcement of the four-time world champion’s retirement on the finish of the yr, Sebastian Vettel’s racing staff all of the sudden grew to become a robust alternative for Schumacher. And as a robust hand in poker with Haas for the cockpit of 2023. However as a result of the English wish to discover an skilled man in Lance Stroll’s facet, the load available in the market has shifted to Schumacher’s drawback.
Haas can now depend on time, realizing full nicely that the US racing staff is now the one approach for Germany to safe its place within the driver’s discipline subsequent yr. Not all cockpits have been allotted but, however the 23-year-old has no vital likelihood alongside Haas. The Alfa Romeo staff should be going, however that isn’t sure. Guanyu Zhou has not but been confirmed. However the Chinese language are bringing in a whole lot of funding they usually have an excellent time to begin. It isn’t but clear what’s going to occur at Alpine after the turmoil surrounding Oscar Piastri.
So the strain on the German pilot elevated dramatically. Within the team-internal duel clearly behind Kevin Magnussen. Within the related duels, the Dane leads 11: 2 (!) and can also be forward of Schumacher within the World Championship. Magnussen scored 22 factors, his teammate solely 12 factors. After a brief stint at Silverstone and Spielberg (in solely two races the place he scored), the 23-year-old went empty-handed once more. Steiner is now anticipating a noticeable enchancment in her infant.
As early because the race weekend in Monza, from September 9 to 11, there may very well be talks a couple of new deal. But when Haas actually decides towards Schumacher, the premier class will face a season and not using a German (common) driver for the primary time since 1981 (!). As a result of the 23-year-old nonetheless had the following choice: substitute driver at Ferrari. There may be, nonetheless, his mentor, staff supervisor Mattia Binotto, who can also be combating for his job after severe tactical errors.