Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher will proceed to race for Formulation One tail-enders Haas subsequent season, the U.S.-owned workforce confirmed on Thursday.
The Russian and German 22-year-olds are of their rookie season, with Haas the one workforce but to attain a degree in 2021. Subsequent 12 months will probably be Haas’s seventh season.
Mazepin is the son of a Russian billionaire who controls the workforce’s title sponsor Uralkali, whereas Schumacher is the son of Ferrari nice and 7 instances world champion Michael.
Ferrari gives the workforce’s engines, with Schumacher a member of their driver academy.
Crew boss Guenther Steiner mentioned in an announcement that the workforce wished continuity for 2022, the beginning of a brand new period with main guidelines modifications, after a studying 12 months for each drivers.
“It’s been a troublesome season for certain with the package deal we’ve had, however on the similar time they’ve each embraced the problem and labored intently with the workforce to study our processes and adapt to the pains of a Formulation One marketing campaign,” he mentioned.
“Now as we sit up for the 2022 season, we’re assured we are able to transfer ahead as a workforce and provides Mick and Nikita a aggressive race package deal to make the following step of their Formulation One careers.”
The pair have clashed on observe this season, with the workforce having to step in to calm issues down.
“By being a part of the Formulation One discipline, I’m residing my dream,” mentioned Schumacher, who regarded ahead to preventing for factors.
Ferrari racing director Laurent Mekies mentioned in a separate assertion that 2020 F2 champion Schumacher had proven “pace, dedication, a powerful work ethic and a want and skill to study.
“We’re very assured that he’ll proceed to make much more progress in a workforce that shares his ambitions,” he added.
Mazepin, Russia’s sole present F1 driver and getting ready for a house race in Sochi this weekend, mentioned he was excited for 2022.
“I feel we are going to come out robust subsequent 12 months,” he added.