Mick Schumacher: Haas sign Michael's son for Formula 1 2021 season

Son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher stepping up from F2 next season, where he could clinch the title this weekend; Mick Schumacher signs multi-year

Mick Schumacher: Haas sign Michael's son for Formula 1 2021 season

Son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher stepping up from F2 next season, where he could clinch the title this weekend; Mick Schumacher signs multi-year deal and will be team-mate to Nikita Mazepin in all-new Haas rookie line-up

Last Updated: 02/12/20 8:05am

Mick Schumacher is joining the Formula 1 grid for 2021, with Haas confirming the German will partner Nikita Mazepin in a new-look driver line-up.

The long-awaited announcement means the Schumacher name is returning to F1 after a nine-year absence. Mick's father Michael won seven world titles during a legendary career, which ended in 2012.

Mazepin's deal was announced on Tuesday.

Mick will aim to follow in his father's successful footsteps, and has showed plenty of promise as a junior. He is currently leading the Formula 2 championship with one round remaining, having already won in Formula 3 - while he is also part of the young driver programme of Ferrari, where Michael claimed six of his seven F1 crowns.

Schumacher, who can wrap up the F2 title this weekend in Bahrain, and Mazepin, are replacing Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen at the American team.

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A very special moment as Mick Schumacher presents Lewis Hamilton with one of his father's crash helmets after the Briton equalled the F1 wins record.
A very special moment as Mick Schumacher presents Lewis Hamilton with one of his father's crash helmets after the Briton equalled the F1 wins record.

Haas are engine partners of the Scuderia and so, after confirming Grosjean and Magnussen's joint exit, were always likely to take at least one Ferrari-backed starlet.

Schumacher will partner Mazepin, the Russian driver who was confirmed on Tuesday and is just 20 days Mick's elder. Mazepin has claimed two F2 victories this season and is currently third, while he has completed F1 test days in the past with Racing Point and Mercedes.

CONFIRMED 2021 FORMULA 1 GRID... SO FAR
Mercedes: TBC and Valtteri Bottas
Red Bull: Max Verstappen and TBC
Aston Martin: Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll
McLaren: Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris
Renault: Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon
Ferrari: Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz
AlphaTauri: Pierre Gasly and TBC
Alfa Romeo: Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi
Haas: Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin
Williams: George Russell and Nicholas Latifi

More to follow.

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