Mick Schumacher (left) and Gunther Steiner labored collectively at Haas for 2 years. Photo: www.imago-images.de / Laci Perenyi
At the tip of 2022, the Haas staff determined to not renew the contract with 23-year-old Mick Schumacher. As the race staff took their time to decide, all different cabins had been in operation on the time, and Schumacher had not beforehand been given a seat by one other staff. So his Formula 1 profession has now taken an inevitable flip: He shall be a Mercedes check driver subsequent season.
At that point, Schumacher gained each Formula 3 and Formula 2. His future in Formula 1 is unsure.Image: www.imago-images.de / Motorsport Images
And Schumacher himself shouldn’t be upset about being kicked out of Haas, no less than Gunther Steiner believes. In an interview with “RTL/ntv” channel, the pinnacle of the racing staff talks about his relationship with his former protégé and his future prospects in Formula 1.
“One step again, two forwards”: Steiner believes in Schumacher’s future in F1
“I feel we nonetheless discuss to one another and say hi there,” Steiner explains. After all, “in the long run, they each performed with an open card.” Steiner had beforehand harassed that Haas-Aus was not a shock for Schumacher.
Gunther Steiner (photograph) is hoping new driver Nico Hulkenberg will get extra factors than Schumacher on this planet championship.Image: www.imago-images.de / Beautiful sport
Steiner would not imagine Schumacher’s future in Formula 1 is in any respect threatened by Haas’ ouster: “Sometimes one step again is 2 steps ahead,” he says confidently.
“He’s put himself in place within the staff the place he has one of the best likelihood for an everyday cabin.”, Steiner praises Schumacher’s new job at Mercedes. The 23-year-old is at the moment solely a check pilot as the 2 everlasting cockpits are assigned to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.
But: “Mercedes has plenty of sister groups,” Steiner is aware of, and remembers 27-year-old Nick de Vries: “He [ist letztes Jahr] Went into Williams and received a traditional cockpit like that in AlphaTauri.” The similar could possibly be true for Mick Schumacher.
Mercedes gives Hamilton a retirement contract with a mega wage
Schumacher is unlikely to displace Hamilton or the 25-year-old Russell, who took his first win of the season in Abu Dhabi, any time quickly. Unless the 38-year-old former world champion decides to finish his profession.
Lewis Hamilton is at the moment one of many highest paid athletes on this planet.Photo: imago / Action Plus
As reported by the French sport-business portal “Sportune”, Mercedes needs to forestall this. Accordingly, the racing staff is getting ready a mega supply for its star: Hamilton ought to earn a full 45 million euros a 12 months as a Mercedes driver in two races.. If Britain wins one other World Cup, he can stay up for a further €25m bonus.
According to Sportune, the proposal must also embrace a plan for when your profession ends. Accordingly, Hamilton ought to turn out to be a Mercedes ambassador after his retirement from Formula 1. For 25 million euros per 12 months, and this for ten years.
In the second half of the season, Hertha BSC expects the identical factor as in earlier years: a battle for staying up. However, even when it meant a actuality examine for the previous two seasons – and the Berliners had themselves accountable for beginning the season with overblown expectations – the membership was ready this time round.