May 28 - As relations between Mick Schumacher and Haas get more tense, the German driver is now being linked to Aston Martin for 2023.

Haas boss Gunther Steiner is particularly frustrated with the 23-year-old, who is yet to score a single point this year compared to teammate Kevin Magnussen's 15.

The American team's top engineer Ayao Komatsu admits to being pleased that Haas split with Nikita Mazepin prior to the start of the season.

"If we had the same driver pair as last year, we as a team would be P10 with zero points," the Japanese told Ekstra Bladet newspaper.

"We would have thought 'oh my god! We've put so much effort into developing that car and then we're not even in Q3. But with someone like Kev, it's a huge motivation for the team."

Team boss Steiner, meanwhile, also doesn't sound particularly attached to Schumacher.

"According to our contract, we have to fill one of our two seats with a Ferrari driver," he confirmed to f1-insider.com.

Ferrari-powered Alfa Romeo would be an option for Schumacher, but the youngster's uncle Ralf Schumacher thinks other teams including Aston Martin are interested in him too.

"He is still very young but now has two years of experience," he said. "That has its value.

"The German component could help with Aston Martin, especially if Audi will be there, but I also think more teams are interested in him as well.

"Lawrence Stroll could have the plan to make the package more attractive for Audi, because Audi definitely wants a German driver," Schumacher added.

"There are also one or two rumours going around about McLaren. There's a lot going on right now but it will really only start in August or September at the latest."


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7 F1 Fan comments on “Schumacher linked to Aston Martin team for next season?

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    I highly doubt, even if Seb retired.
    He'll continue at Haas with 99& certainty.
    Alfa is effectively a no-go as Zhou (if he got replaced, which is also doubtful) would only get replaced by Pouchaire as he's a clear priority for them.

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    • Tommy

      I Think you’re wrong. He won’t go to Aston Martin, unless he pills a Rabbit or two out if the hat, he’ll be sacked from the Haas team soon. Kmag is driving circles around hil and he keeps crashing. Way to expensive to have on the team, with no cherry on top

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  2. ReallyOldRacer

    I am a MSC fan, but he had better have a stellar second half or all bets are off. No quality team wants to hire a future and forever mid-packer.

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    • Tommy

      By MSC, you must mean Michael?
      Under performing is one thing, But expensive crashes add to the damage. If they only have enough money for 1 to Enter for the final 5 races, MSC won’t be driving it. I doubt he’ll improve in the second half - he’s simply not driving the second half if he keeps his lack of performance. I Can’t help be Think, that Ferrari cuts his deal at some point. If they Think he’s Got real talent, then kmag must be the best driver on the grid, which he probably isn’t. I Think Haas and Ferrari Will have a talk and before long giovinazzi is driving the other Haas. If Covid should strike LEC or Sainz, I doubt MSC get the shot. If I were at Ferrari, I’d look at Gio, MSC and Mag. And probably give Mag the one chance

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  3. f1award

    Not sure how a failing driver can be linked to another team with potentially, and probably, a better car.
    It wouldn't exactly be a great line up for AM, MSC and LS. Still no end of money.

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