Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda are among the other drivers currently on contract.
The layout of the 2023 Formula 1 season is currently uncertain with a number of teams yet to fill spots and several drivers unsure who they will be driving for, if at all.
Mick Schumacher, the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, is a driver whose contract with Haas expires at the end of the current season.
Günther Steiner, head of the American team, recently described the 23-year-old’s contract situation as “up in the air”.
Here’s everything we know so far about Schumacher’s future and Steiner’s recent comments in the media regarding the German driver:
Is Mick Schumacher leaving Haas?
Schumacher’s situation can best be described as uncertain as his contract at Hass expires at the end of the season.
With several other riders in the same situation, grid spots could be in high demand and the German could very well find himself without a spot if he can’t agree on a new deal with the American racing team.
The 23-year-old is currently in his second season at Haas and was recently linked with a move to Aston Martin after Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement.
However, the four-time world champion’s place was quickly filled by Fernando Alonso, who is driving for Alpine this season.
What did Günther Steiner say about Mich Schumacher’s hatred future?
The head of the Haas racing team, Günther Steiner, recently commented publicly on Schumacher’s future.
Speak with RacingNews365He said: “I don’t really know what Mick has been doing and we haven’t discussed a ride with Mick for next year.
“He hasn’t spoken to us and we haven’t spoken to him – we want to see what happens.
“This Aston Martin thing happened very quickly so nobody had time to really think about it, but there were rumors that he [Schumacher] could replace Vettel, but that went away pretty quickly.
“We didn’t look at what others were doing.”
The same report adds that Steiner also confirmed that any decision about Schumacher’s future with the team would be made jointly with Ferrari and that there was “nothing unilateral” on either side.
Which F1 drivers will be out of contract at the end of the 2022 season?
Schumacher is not the only F1 driver currently in limbo with several of his rivals who will also be without seats by the end of the current season unless they can agree new deals.
The other drivers who currently have no contracts beyond 2022 are:
- Pierre Gasly (Alphatauri)
- Yuki Tsunoda (Alphatauri)
- Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
- Nicholas LatifiWilliams
- Alex AlbonWilliams
- Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)
Several other high-profile drivers are only signed until the end of the 2023 F1 season, including McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and British duo Lewis Hamilton and George Russell at Mercedes.
Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, currently sits sixth in the 2022 drivers’ standings, with reigning world champion Max Verstappen in first place.
The next F1 race will be held at the Spa circuit in Belgium at the end of August.