Mick Schumacher’s future in F1 has come under question after a disappointing couple of years with team Haas.
At the Brazilian’s GP sprint race today, the German starts 20th on the grid and finished the race in P12, whereas his teammate Kevin Magnussen started in pole position after Qualifying was red-flagged and finished P8. Despite this impressive move up the grid today, Schumacher’s future in Haas is currently under scrutiny from team boss Guenther Steiner who has been contemplating whether he will have a seat next year.
Reports are now flooding in that Steiner has made his decision, but it’s now one of F1’s biggest secrets.
After being asked whether the team would hold onto Schumacher, Steiner answered:
“Yes, you’re right.
“We are just sorting out details – how we will do what we are going to do.
“Expect the announcement some time next week. I’m not telling you the day because then everybody will be waiting for that day – but it will be coming next week.”
“The first two runs were very good and then with the dry tyres, he just couldn’t get the feeling. He lost a little bit of temperature when some people overtook him on his out-lap and then couldn’t get the temperature back in and then lost a little bit of confidence, started to slide, and that is what is happening – it just didn’t work for him,” Steiner admitted.
ltr”>“But otherwise, the whole season, we all know he had very good moments and very bad moments. It’s an up and down. I think he got more consistent, he obviously improved.
“The beginning of the season was very tough, when he was thrown in the deep end with a better car, with a very good team-mate – it was a little bit of an ‘okay, this is now Formula 1 really’. But then he recovered and got better.”
We’ll be standing by for news on whether the Schumacher name will remain in the sport, but if there is bad news for Schumacher, the F1 world will be sad to see him leave.