Schumacher’s son to make F1 debut

MICK Schumacher, the son of the legendary F1 legend, Mike, is to make a historic debut in F1 in 2021.

Haas has unveiled Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin as their new drivers, replacing Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.

Grosjean, who was injured after a horrific high speed crash in which his car burst into flames and was torn into two, was released from hospital yesterday.

Schumacher will this weeked battle for the world championship in F2.

An excited Schumacher, who will also drive from next year, said: 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.”

Team Wiliams’ George Russel

Haas team Principal Genther Steiner said: “I firmly believe he’s earned the opportunity to graduate into Formula 1 based on his performance in Formula 2. Mich has won races, collected podiums and excelled against some pretty exceptional talent in 2020.”

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Mercedes Benz also announced that Team Wiliams’ George Russel will drive for seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who is sidelined by COVID-19. 

Russel said: “Nobody can replace Lewis, but I ‘ll give my all for the team in his absence from teh moment I step in the car.”

Hamilton said he was gutted to miss this weekend’s race. 

Mercedes came to an agreement with Team Williams to let Russel stand in for Lewis. William’s reserve driver will replace Russel and join Nicholas Latifi in the penultimate F1 race. 



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