Mick Schumacher’s Formula 1 Dreams Come True!
Formula 2 driver, Mick Schumacher, has finally achieved his ambition of making it to Formula 1!
The news has been anticipated ever since the Ferrari Academy driver started his journey through the formulas.
Schumacher, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy leads the Formula 2 title race heading into the final round of the season at Bahrain International Circuit. His 2020 season has seen him prove his worth for the Prema Racing netting 10 podium finishes to-date, including a pair of stand-out Feature Race victories at Monza and Sochi.
He can now look to Sakhir with the knowledge he will complete his #RoadtoF1 regardless of the championship outcome.
“The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless,”
“I would like to thank Haas F1 Team, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for placing their trust in me. I also want to acknowledge and extend my love to my parents – I know that I owe them everything. I have always believed that I would realize my dream of Formula 1.
“A huge thank you must also go to all the great motorsport fans out there who have supported me throughout my career. I will give it my all, as I always do, and I look forward to going on this journey together with Haas F1 and them.”
Team Principal of Haas F1 Team, Guenther Steiner stated;
“I’m very pleased that we’re able to confirm Mick Schumacher in our driver lineup for next season and I look forward to welcoming him into the team,”
“The Formula 2 Championship has long served as a proving ground for talent to showcase their credentials and this year’s field has undoubtedly been one of the most competitive in recent seasons. Mick has won races, collected podiums and excelled against some pretty exceptional talent in 2020.
“I firmly believe he’s earned the opportunity to graduate into Formula 1 based on his performances. We have an opportunity ahead of us, as a team, to evaluate and nurture a new driver given our familiarity with our race package heading into 2021.
“We are putting in place our building blocks for the continued long-term growth of the team and I look forward to Mick’s contributions both on and off the track in that process.”
The Formula 2 Championship title is still undecided after a close season-long battle. It’s going down to the wire this weekend in Sakhir.
What a privilege it has been to follow Schumacher’s progression and development while he’s driven with PREMA in the Formula 2 feeder series.
We here at insideF2 wish him the very best of luck on his path to achieving his Formula 1 ambitions!
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