Haas team principal Guenther Steiner expressed his confidence regarding the matter of Mick Schumacher, stating that he thinks that a new contract will be signed for the 2022 season with the rookie.
Schumacher, who won the FIA Formula 2 title in 2020, made his F1 debut in 2021 for Haas in an uncompetitive car, only once reaching Q2 at the French Grand Prix, and failing to score any points in F1 so far.
“There are a few things which just need to be sorted out. It’s a three-way contract, obviously, because he’s [Schumacher] got one with Ferrari,” Steiner admitted.
“There need to be a few t’s crossed and a few i’s dotted, and then we will get there. But Mick is not… he is [not] trying to say he’s not signed, but there are agreements in place.”
In the past, Steiner said that Haas was looking forward to retaining both drivers for the 2022 season, confirming that the contract with Nikita Mazepin has been extended for 2022 and stating that “everything is signed there, everything’s fine.”
Schumacher impressed many so far, comfortably beating his fellow rookie teammate so far and assured that he aims to conclude contract talks over the upcoming summer break.
“You know, we have the summer break, the summer shutdown coming soon. And that’s really when I will be completely on that and then focus on that,” Schumacher explained.
“Obviously, my focus right now is really on here, now, and on the race.”