Will a German still be driving in Formula 1 in 2023? After saying goodbye to Sebastian Vettel (35), hopes rest on Mick Schumacher (23). But the son of record world champion Michael Schumacher has not yet signed a contract for the coming year.
His current team Haas wants to wait until September with the negotiations. And it has alternatives. Ironically, Mick Schumacher’s uncle Ralf has an opponent for Schumi jr. identified in the fight for the second Haas.
“I mean, there are also some drivers from Formula 2 who are under a bit of pressure and also have money,” reveals the Sky expert. “Drugovich is involved there, after three or what feels like four years he’s done it.”
Should Schumacher not continue with Haas, his options are limited to taillight Williams and the former Renault factory team Alpine.
Whether Haas, Alpine or in the end even Williams, where Nicolas Latifi’s place is shaking; Ex-Ferrari star Jean Alesi firmly expects Mick Schumacher to stay in the premier class. “F1 is tough when you make mistakes, especially now that the budget is tight. But now he’s got good speed and he’s going into the points, so I’m sure he has the ability and the talent to be in to continue in Formula 1. The worst moments in Formula 1 are behind him now.”
Also means: Schumacher is not in a bad negotiating position.