#47 Mick Schumacher
Mick Schumacher was confirmed as a Haas F1 Team driver for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 – just a few days before he clinched the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Schumacher, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and the son of seven-time FIA Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, had duly delivered in F1’s official feeder category – winning the title in his second season of F2 competition.
Schumacher’s rise to Formula 1 began with the traditional starting point of karting – competing in the ADAC Kart Masters KF3 class and then the ADAC German Junior Kart Championship as well as the European and World Kart Championships.
He made his debut in open-wheel competition with Van Amersfoort Racing in the ADAC F4 Germany series – his rookie season delivering a win and two podiums. Schumacher contested the 2015-2016 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 series, picking up a couple of podiums before going on to finish runner-up in the 2016 ADAC F4 Germany series racing for Prema Powerteam – his tally that year consisting of five wins and 12 podiums.
A return to the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 for its 2016-2017 season netted Schumacher four victories and nine podiums as he finished third overall. For the full-time 2017 season he would compete in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Prema Powerteam. Schumacher returned for a second year in the series in 2018 and put his experience to good use – winning the title courtesy of eight wins and 14 podiums.
2019 saw a graduation to the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Prema Racing having been announced as a Ferrari Driver Academy member. Schumacher’s season included his first win in the category, a Sprint race win at the Hungaroring. He finished 12th overall in his rookie year and twice tested Formula 1 equipment – enjoying outings with Scuderia Ferrari and Alfa Romeo at Bahrain in April 2019.
Schumacher returned with Prema Racing for his title-winning F2 campaign in 2020. Feature race victories at Monza and Sochi, from a total of 10 podiums, earned Schumacher his crown and his confirmation in F1 with Haas F1 Team. He sampled the VF-20 for Haas in FP1 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December 2020, followed by a full day behind the wheel at the end of season young driver test – also at Yas Marina Circuit.
March 22, 1999