Dec.22 - Mick Schumacher is still in the running for a future in red - even as early as 2022.

That is the admission of Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto, who announced that Michael Schumacher's son will split his duties next year between his second race season with Haas and a reserve role for the fabled Italian team.

"Mick will be the reserve driver for Ferrari, just like Antonio Giovinazzi," Binotto told RTL.

"Antonio will be the reserve driver in some races, and when he is not there it will be Mick."

Binotto says Schumacher, 22, deserves his mini "promotion".

"He's always a Ferrari driver and he did well with Haas all through the 2021 season," said the Italian.

"The 2022 cars will be significantly different compared to 2021 in terms of driving style, so he will be used to them.

"For us it is very important than whenever we need him, he will be prepared to drive a Ferrari," Binotto added.

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4 F1 Fan comments on “Schumacher promoted to Ferrari reserve role for next season

  1. ReallyOldRacer

    I'm confused about the role of a reserve driver. What happens if SAI/LEC are unavailable? Does Mick abandon the Haas and let Fittipaldi drive it?

  2. shroppyfly

    Not bad news for Mr Big Hair , hes racing and obv still in with Ferrari management, i suppose he does yes, must be some discount Haas are getting on the engines .

  3. CanadianEh

    So who is the Reserve Racer for whom? I remember a race where some retired F1 driver (Kubica?) was called-up on short notice. He filled the seat and got the chassis down the road, but I can't recall who it was or which race.

    Doesn't matter.

    I'm trying to understand how the driving talent for one team can be co-opted to a rival team for a race. Fly mentioned the connection between Haas and Ferrari was through the Hass use of Ferrari engines. Kind of makes sense ..... well not really. Of course the famous example of Sir Spamalot being replaced for a race by George Russell comes to mind.

    Anyone know how this works?


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