After hiring Formula 1 veteran Nico Hulkenberg to take over Mick Schumacher’s seat at Haas, it seems that Mick Schumacher will not have a Formula 1 racing seat for the next season. This news comes as a result of the signing of Nico Hulkenberg.
In the two seasons that Schumacher has spent working for the company that is situated in the United States, he has not shown the degree of performance that is essential to convince them to retain him for 2023.
Hulkenberg, who is 35 years old, will make his first appearance on the racing grid for the whole of a season for the first time since Renault released him in 2019. This will be Hulkenberg’s first race since Renault let him go in 2019.
Since then, he has covered for a few other drivers on the Racing Point/Aston Martin team while they were absent.
The only chance that Mick Schumacher’s son Mick will get to follow in his father’s footsteps and compete in Formula One next year is if the American Logan Sargeant does not win the final round of Formula 2 this weekend in Abu Dhabi and secure a drive with Williams. Michael Schumacher is a seven-time world champion. This is the last opportunity that will ever present itself for the kid of Michael Schumacher to compete in Formula One.
Williams has made it clear that they want to offer the role to Sargeant, who is currently serving as their backup driver for this season, providing that he meets the requirements. Even though he is now in third position, he has to end up in eighth place in order to win the championship.
This season, Schumacher has collected 12 points, while Kevin Magnussen, his teammate at Haas, has scored 25 points. Schumacher is now in 12th place. In competitions where a direct comparison can be established, Magnussen has qualified better than Schumacher 14 times, while Schumacher has done so just five times.
Because of a series of devastating crashes, Schumacher’s expectations have been considerably lowered as a consequence.
The 23-year-old driver is competing with other Mercedes drivers for a seat in the team’s backup lineup. On Sunday, the team director Toto Wolff mentioned the prospect of retiring from racing by saying that he “would consider taking up this option if he does not obtain a race seat.” He was alluding to the idea of giving up his career in motorsports.
After that, Wolff said that he believed the Schumacher family and Mercedes “belonged together.”
Michael raced for Mercedes in endurance racing before making the jump to Formula One. As a result of his success with Mercedes, the German company paid for his debut in the sport with Jordan in 1991. In 1991, Michael competed in Formula One for the first time.
After making a return to Formula One at the end of 2006 and then retiring for the first time at the end of the following year, he completed his career with a three-year stay with Mercedes, which lasted from 2010 through 2012.
Daniel Ricciardo, an Australian driver who currently competes for McLaren but will be leaving the team after the final race of the 2022 season in Abu Dhabi because the team has decided to end his contract a year earlier, is another candidate for the Mercedes reserve seat. Ricciardo will leave the team because the team has decided to end his contract a year earlier.
According to recent reports, Daniel Ricciardo is now in talks with his previous team, Red Bull, about a post that is similar to this one.
Hulkenberg’s career, which has already lasted for nine seasons, has been given the chance to be revived thanks to this new opportunity. Hulkenberg’s career is notable for being the longest in the history of Formula One for a driver who has never finished on the podium. Additionally, during his debut season in 2010, Hulkenberg won the pole position in Brazil for the uncompetitive Williams team. Hulkenberg’s career is notable for being the longest in the history of Formula One for a driver who has never finished on the podium.
He made the following statement: “I feel like I never truly left Formula 1; I’m very glad to go into a full-time racing seat with the Haas F1 team in 2023.” “I’m extremely happy to move into a full-time race seat with the Haas F1 team in 2023.”
I would want to begin by expressing my appreciation to Gene Haas and Gunther Steiner for having faith in me and by stating that I am beyond ecstatic to have the chance to come back to doing what it is that I like the most.
I can’t wait to get back into the thick of things again, but we have a lot of work to do in order for us to be able to compete with all of the other teams in the center field, and I am not looking forward to that at all.
Although Hulkenberg is regarded as one of the most brilliant racing car drivers in the world, he has never been able to accomplish particularly impressive results in his career. This is largely due to the fact that he has made a number of mistakes while driving, including crashing out of the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2012 when he was competing for the lead with Lewis Hamilton‘s McLaren, and missing out on potential podiums for Renault as a result of making mistakes in Azerbaijan in 2017 and Germany in 2019.
His highest result is a fourth place, which he got three times when racing for the Force India team, which was the team that came before Aston Martin. His current team is Aston Martin.
In a moment that will live in infamy, Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen engaged into a verbal brawl in the TV interview area following the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2017. In the year 2023, Hulkenberg and Magnussen will now work together as colleagues. After the German rival accused the Dane of being “unsporting,” Magnussen responded with a biting rejoinder, and Magnussen’s answer was especially piercing.
According to the statements made by both sides, their disagreements have been resolved, and at this point they do not have any issues to resolve with one another.