Mick Schumacher leads the Formula 2 Series to the Final Round

Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, signed on to compete for Haas next season.

The US-based team said the 21-year-old had signed a “multi-year contract”. Russian Nikita Mazbin will participate who was Confirmed on Tuesday.

Schumacher, a member of Ferrari’s Driver Academy, drives the F2 Series that enters the final round this weekend.

“The prospect of being in the Formula 1 network next year makes me incredibly happy,” Schumacher said.

German Schumacher thanked Haas and Ferrari for their “trust”, adding, “I also want to confess to my parents and express my love. I know I owe them everything. I always thought I would fulfill my dream in Formula 1.”

“Thank you so much. You should go to all the great motorsports fans who have supported me throughout my career. I will give my all, as I always do, and I look forward to continuing this journey with and with the Haas F1.”

Haas captain Gunter Steiner said Schumacher “got the chance” with his Formula 2 performance.

Schumacher’s debut in Formula One next year will come on the 30th anniversary of his father’s own entry into the sport, at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix.

Michael Schumacher had an impressive career that ended with being the most successful driver of all time, winning 91 wins and seven World Championships.

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton this year surpassed Schumacher’s record winning and equaled his tally in the championships.

Michael’s medical condition is unknown after he suffered a skiing accident in 2013 in which he sustained severe head injuries. The 52-year-old has not appeared in public since.

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His son’s career was carefully guided by the family and Michael’s former manager, Sabine Kim, to ease him through motorsport classes while keeping the imperative public interest off his shoulders as much as possible.

He won the European Formula 3 Championship in his second year in this category in 2018, made his debut in Formula 2 last season, won a race in the Hungarian Grand Prix, and won two races so far in 2020.

Schumacher is 14 points ahead of Britain’s Callum Ellott with two races to go on the weekend tour of the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain.

Mick Schumacher said the comparisons with his father “were never a problem” for him, and described Michael as “my idol and very special”.

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