Mick Schumacher will stay in Formula 1 next season with Haas and the rookie is looking forward to a lot about his sophomore season – including having a car that he says could see him scoring points on a consistent basis.
Ahead of the Russian Grand Prix, Haas announced that Schumacher and his team mate Nikita Mazepin would remain with the team for 2022, when the new era of F1 dawns. That new era is one that Haas have been prioritising perhaps more than any other team, as they decided not to develop their 2021 car and focus entirely on next year’s challenger.
As a result, Schumacher said at Sochi that his goal for next year is to be right in the midfield. “Hopefully we’ll be in the mid-pack, I think that’s a goal that is very achievable,” he said.
“We know that we’ve started a bit earlier than anybody else on that project and we’ve spent most of our budget of this year on 2022 so hopefully that will give us a bit of an edge especially at the beginning of the year, and hopefully we’ll be able to say that we’re consistently in the points.
“I think that that would definitely be a very big step forwards and just know that I’ll be working very, very hard to achieve that,” he said.