Mick Schumacher, son of legendary Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, is set to pull the curtain down on his association with Ferrari when the ongoing F1 season comes to an end, reports have suggested.
Similar to his father, Mick also has a long-standing association with Ferrari, for whom his father raced. He holds a Ferrari Driver Academy contract, which will be expiring at the end of the year, following which, he will not be retained by the team.
“For someone like me who has known him from birth, there’s no doubt that welcoming Mick into Ferrari has a special emotional meaning, but we have chosen him for his talent and the human and professional qualities that have already distinguished him despite his young age,” Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said at the time of his joining.
He joined Haas later in 2019 in Abu Dhabi but had to wait until 2022 to score his first points, which he did in Silverstone.
The German star, who currently drives for Haas, is in his second season competing with them. However, Haas is not likely to retain him for the next season with Antonio Giovinazzi and Kevin Magnussen as likely candidates for replacing him.
This would leave Mick without a team in the next season, however, Esteban Ocon, an Alpine driver and a close friend of Mick, wants him to join Alpine.
“What I would like is for Mick to race with me, that is clear cause he is my good friend, but that is not going into the bosses’ ear. I’ll let them decide,” Esteban said.
His father, Michael, emerged victorious in five Formula One trophy during his decade-long career with Ferrari. His former team principal Jean Todt still visits Michael twice a month, eight years after he suffered a brain injury and went into a coma.