Haas confirm Mick Schumacher exit: how the 2023 F1 grid looks now

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The grid for the 2023 F1 season is astir finalised pursuing Haas’ announcement of their operator line-up for adjacent season.

The American racing outfit announced that Mick Schumacher volition beryllium leaving the squad earlier this morning. In his place, German seasoned Nico Hulkenberg volition contention alongside Kevin Magnussen adjacent year.

In a connection connected the Haas website, Guenther Steiner thanked Schumacher for his efforts with the team.

“I would similar to convey Mick Schumacher for his publication to the squad implicit the past mates of years,” said Steiner. “Mick’s pedigree successful the inferior categories was good known and helium has continued to turn and make arsenic a operator successful his clip with Haas F1 squad – culminating successful his archetypal F1 points scoring successes earlier this season.

“While choosing to spell successful abstracted directions for the future, the full squad wishes Mick good for the adjacent steps successful his vocation way and beyond.”

Mick Schumacher’s archetypal play with Haas – 2021 – proved tough, arsenic helium and then-teammate Nikita Mazepin failed to people a single point. However, with regularisation changes this season, the US-based squad built a overmuch much competitory car.

This resulted successful Schumacher’s archetypal points-scoring decorativeness erstwhile helium came location successful eighth astatine the British Grand Prix. The German past followed this with a sixth-place decorativeness successful Austria.  Heading into his past contention with the squad successful Abu Dhabi, Mick has 12 points – 13 down teammate Magnussen.

Unfortunately, a fig of costly crashes, specified arsenic successful Saudi Arabia and Japan, whitethorn person outgo the German his thrust for adjacent year. He shared his feelings astir the quality connected his societal media.

Mick Schumacher reacts to losing F1 spot for adjacent year

In posts to various sites, Schumacher graciously thanked Haas for giving him the accidental to thrust successful Formula 1.

“I don’t privation to fell the information that I americium precise disappointed astir the determination not to renew our contract,” helium conceded. “Nevertheless, I would similar to convey some Haas F1 and Ferrari for giving maine this opportunity.

“Those years unneurotic person helped maine to mature some technically and personally. And, erstwhile things got difficult, I realised however overmuch I emotion this sport.

“It was astatine times bumpy but I steadily improved, learned a batch and present cognize for definite that I merit a spot successful Formula 1. The taxable is thing but closed for me. Setbacks lone marque you stronger. My occurrence burns for F1 and I volition combat hard to instrumentality to the starting grid.”

But Schumacher volition not beryllium capable to instrumentality to the F1 grid successful 2023, arsenic astir each slot is present taken up.

2023 F1 grid: however it looks aft Haas announcement

As it stands, Williams are the sole squad to person not 100% confirmed their operator brace for 2023. However, their line-up is arguably a foregone conclusion.

In October, Williams main Jost Capito confirmed that Logan Sargeant volition contention for the British squad adjacent twelvemonth – arsenic agelong arsenic helium gets capable ace licence points.

A ace licence is simply a request for each F1 drivers – and US operator Sargeant inactive does not person rather capable points. He tin gain the capable fig of points astatine the last F2 round successful Abu Dhabi, though.

Elsewhere, each different teams connected the grid person present confirmed their drivers for the 2023 F1 season.

Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes, and Alfa Romeo caput into adjacent twelvemonth with the aforesaid pairings arsenic 2022. In contrast, the remainder of the grid is each change.

McLaren person replaced Daniel Ricciardo with a chap Aussie, arsenic Oscar Piastri accompanies Lando Norris astatine the Woking team.

Meanwhile, a fig of teams person swapped drivers, too. Pierre Gasly has changed AlphaTauri for Alpine, giving Alpine an all-French line-up. Gasly comes successful arsenic a replacement for Fernando Alonso, who joins Aston Martin.

At AlphaTauri, Nyck de Vries yet gets a full-time F1 spot alongside Yuki Tsunoda.

The afloat database tin beryllium recovered below:

Red Bull: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez

Ferrari: Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell

McLaren: Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri

Alpine: Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly

Aston Martin: Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll

Alfa Romeo: Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu

Williams: Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant (TBC)

Haas: Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg

AlphaTauri: Yuki Tsunoda and Nyck de Vries

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