Haas confirms Mazepin for 2021, Mick Schumacher also set to join

Mick Schumacher with a red cap and red shirt- and looking like his father- smiles at the camera

Mick Schumacher with a red cap and red shirt- and looking like his father- smiles at the camera

The 21-year-old is now third in the Formula Two standings and is expected to be joined at Haas next season by F2 leader Mick Schumacher, son of Ferrari great and seven times world champion Michael Schumacher.

The 21-year-old is affiliated with Ferrari, which supplies parts and engines to Haas, and was also the team synonymous with his father's success in the early 2000s.

Schumacher is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, and his signing by Haas represents a new stage in the relationship between the team and Maranello, which had not previously extended to driver decisions.

Schumacher Jr made his debut behind the wheel of modern-day F1 machinery in Ferrari's SF90 vehicle during an in-season test at Bahrain in 2019, before completing the final day of running with Alfa Romeo.

Schumacher, who had always been tipped to secure the Haas drive, is in his second season of F2 and has taken two race wins.

In a hotly contested Formula 2 season, Mazepin climbed to third in the points courtesy of a second-place finish in Sunday's Round 11 Sprint race at Bahrain International Circuit.

"Becoming a Formula One driver is a lifelong dream come true for me", said Mazepin in a team statement ahead of the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain.

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"I also want to acknowledge and extend my love to my parents".

"I'm very pleased that we're able to confirm Mick Schumacher in our driver line-up for next season and I look forward to welcoming him into the team."
"We're 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". Mick joins the Haas team with six seasons of open-wheel racing under his belt, starting with the 2015 ADAC F4 Germany series.

The 2021 F1 season will see Schumacher Jr be paired with fellow F2 racer Nikita Mazepin in Haas, with the duo replacing Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.

Mazepin, whose father is the chairman of one of Russia's largest chemical companies, is set to bring funding for the drive.

With both claimed, four by Lando Norris and seven by Kimi Raikkonen, the German added: "As both of them were taken, I think 47 was the best choice and then, at the end as well which underlined it, was the fact that if you calculated all the birthdays of our family together, it would equal 47".

"The team will be looking to me for feedback and inputs in order to refine its package for 2021 and beyond". Mazepin has claimed two F2 victories this season and is now third, while he has completed F1 test days in the past with Racing Point and Mercedes.

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