The American based Haas Formula 1 team have confirmed that they will be sticking with their current drivers, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin for the 2022 F1 season as well. The two rookies joined the Haas team this year from Formula 2 where the Russian, Nikita Mazepin finished 5th in the drivers’ standings in the Hitech GP while the German Mick Schumacher went on to win the Formula 2 World Championship with Prema on the final race weekend by 14 points from his championship rival Callum Ilott. Both the Haas drivers will now be seen on the grid of the new ear of Grand Prix racing next year.
“We knew we wanted continuity behind the wheel in 2022 and I’m happy to confirm exactly that with Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin competing for Uralkali Haas F1 Team next year,” said Team Principal Guenther Steiner as reported by Formula 1.
The Haas fans have seen the lowest of lows this season since they last finished 5th in the constructors in 2018. Haas finished 9th in 2019 but still managed to score a total of 28 points and finished 9th again in the following season (2020) with only 3 points. Haas decided to finally move on from their long-serving duo of Roman Grogan and Kevin Magnussen who were replaced by the young blood, Nikita Mazepin whose father owns a large stake of the company that sponsors the team and the son of the 7 time Formula 1 World Champion (Michael Schumacher) Mick Schumacher. Haas still sits rock bottom in the constructors being the only team to score a point this season.
19 of the 20 drivers have been confirmed by the F1 teams with only the team of Alpha Romeo who are left to confirm the future of Antonio Giovinazzi for the 2022 grid. Formula 1 returns tomorrow for free practices 1 and 2 in Sochi, Russia.