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In the footsteps of daddy Michael: Mick Schumacher becomes test driver at Ferrari (alongside permanent driver at Haas)

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Mick Schumacher will be reserve driver for the Ferrari team in Formula 1 next season. The son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will combine that role with his position as a permanent driver at Haas.

Vincent Van GenechtenSource: The Telegraph

Team boss Mattia Binotto told reporters that Schumacher will fill in for eleven grands prix if Charles Leclerc or Carlos Sainz, the two regular drivers at the Italian team, unexpectedly drop out.

The Italian Antonio Giovinazzi is the reserve in the other twelve Grand Prix. The Italian, who lost his seat at Alfa Romeo at the end of this season, will also be a driver in Formula E, the championship in electric racing cars, in 2022.

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“Mick comes from our academy, so I’m very happy to have him join our teams as a reserve in his second season in Formula 1. He will come in if necessary, but hopefully that will not be the case,” said Binotto. “We train drivers from our academy to be able to drive for Ferrari in Formula 1 in the future. Mick has improved a lot over the season; he has become more consistent and also faster. In the last few races he was much closer to the cars in front of him, while Haas hasn’t developed his car at all in the season.”

The German Schumacher did not score any World Cup points for Haas this year. His best finish was 12th in the Hungarian Grand Prix on August 1.

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