F1 CEO looking forward to Mick Schumacher racing with Ferrari

Mick Schumacher made his Formula 1 debut with Haas in 2021.

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is looking forward to the prospect of Mick Schumacher signing with Ferrari as the German enters his second season in the sport.

Schumacher made his debut in 2021 with the struggling Haas team as they became the first constructor to fail to score points since Manor Marussia in 2015, and they managed a best finish of P13 through the 22-year-old in Hungary.

Son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, Mick was signed to the Ferrari Driver Academy [FDA] in 2019 during his first Formula 2 campaign, and he would go on to win the title a year later.

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Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has previously stated that he would be more than happy for the young German to deputise were either Charles Leclerc or Carlos Sainz to miss a race for the Scuderia in 2022.

Domenicali, a former Ferrari team principal himself, is impressed with Schumacher, but admits that the underperforming Haas car has not provided him with the platform to truly showcase his talent.

“Mick is doing his job very well,” he told Sport1.

“In 2021, however, he suffered from not having a car with which he could prove his abilities.

“I really hope that the new Haas will give him the chance to show his talent.”

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Michael Schumacher won five of his seven world titles with the Scuderia between 2000-2004, and continues to hold the record for the most consecutive world titles.

Domenicali, who worked with the 53-year-old in a variety of capacities at Maranello, would love to watch the former Ferrari driver’s son step foot in a Ferrari for a world championship grand prix.

“I had the privilege of working with Michael at Ferrari and of course Mick in a Ferrari would be a great prospect for the future,” he added.

However, he recognises it will take a lot to knock impressive current drivers Leclerc and Sainz off their perch.

“At the moment, Ferrari has two fantastic drivers in Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, who are also still young. But when Mick is ready and an opportunity presents itself to him, he will take it.”

Mick is not the only young Schumacher rising through the ranks.

David Schumacher, son of six-time race winner Ralf, has been competing in Formula 3 with Trident, and Domenicali is keeping a keen eye on the 20-year-old’s progress.

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“I have already spoken to Ralf about David and I am glad to see that he is developing well,” said the Italian.

Haas F1 driver Mick Schumacher in Abu Dhabi 2021.v1

“I think he has a good career ahead of him too – and for the German fans that would be great, of course.”

Mick will remain with Haas in 2022, while Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has said he will try to renew Sainz’s deal with the team, which expires at the end of the year, before the start of the new season on 20 March.

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