Mick Schumacher is set to be confirmed as a Haas Formula 1 driver in the ‘next few days’, according to a report in Italian media.
Per La Gazetta dello Sport, the 21-year-old will be confirmed ahead of this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix to be joining Haas, who have already cleared space for the German by jettisoning incumbents Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen at the end of the 2020 season.
Currently leading the 2020 Formula 2 driver’s championship by 22 points, Schumacher will look to seal the title at the back-to-back races in Bahrain over the next two weeks, after which the report indicates he is likely to perform his first F1 duties for Haas in the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi on December 15.
The son of seven-time F1 driver’s champ Michael Schumacher, Mick is a member of the Ferrari junior programme, and has three wins, 11 podiums and two poles in his nearly two-year F2 career.
Haas, who receive their engine supply from Ferrari, are looking to reverse the downtrend that currently sees them ninth in the F1 constructor’s standings for the second-straight year.