Bernie Ecclestone‘He should forget Formula 1’ – ex-boss expects Schumacher to leave
GP Sao Paulo is scheduled for the weekend. This could be Haas driver Mick Schumacher’s last appearance in Formula 1 for now.
Former Formula One chief marketing officer Bernie Ecclestone expects Mick Schumacher to leave Haas. “I don’t think it’s there,” Ecclestone, 92, said in an interview with RTL television about occupying the second cockpit at the American racing team.
Dane Kevin Magnussen is set for 2023 at Haas. The decision on Schumacher, whose contract is expiring, has been repeatedly postponed. Team boss Günther Steiner has announced that the open personnel situation will be clarified next week in Abu Dhabi at the latest. Nico Hülkenberg is a promising candidate to succeed the son of record world champion Michael Schumacher.
“He may have to forget about Formula 1 and focus on another motorsport series,” Ecclestone said of Schumacher’s exit from Formula 1. “His name is his biggest burden, but he’s trying to live up to it as best he can. And that’s what gets him into all his trouble. Therefore: forget about it and win in another category. »
Prospects for the Audi cockpit in 2026
Haas has the last available cockpit for 2023. Williams wants to promote American Logan Sargeant from Formula 2 next season – provided he earns the necessary points for a super licence. Otherwise, there could be another option. If it didn’t work out for Williams either, he would be without a team in Formula 1 for the next season. The entry of the German car manufacturer Audi in 2026 brings new hope for the twenty-three-year-old.
Swiss Formula 1 expert Marc Saurer sees Schumacher as a possible driver for Audi. A German driver for a German team is definitely attractive. “There aren’t many German racing drivers,” Saurer said on the Formel1.de YouTube channel. “Of the few German pilots, Mick is certainly the furthest.” Those two years of first class experience would definitely help him. It is not clear what Schumacher would have been doing three years before Audi joined the company. However, the near future of another German driver has been decided.
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel retires at the end of the season. The Aston Martin driver will compete in his final race on November 20 in Abu Dhabi. The 35-year-old racer came up with something special for his last lap. Will be auctioning off helmet spots. You can bid on www.finallap.de and buy your photo on Vettel’s helmet. There are 1,000 places and the highest bids are already 70,000 francs. The proceeds are donated to a good cause.
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