Mick Schumacher looks set to be ousted from the Haas team, and thus the F1 grid, at the end of the season.

Mick Schumacher seems to be displaced from Haas the team, and therefore the Formula 1 grid, at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old German was warned before Austin by the owner of the unrecognized team, Gene Haas, that only a series of points would be enough to get another contract.

Schumacher appeared to be picking up points at the US Grand Prix until he eventually dropped out, complaining of car damage and possibly poor team strategy as well.

“I had a feeling I could have stayed away,” he said of race strategy.

Team boss Gunter Steiner the Bild newspaper asked if Haas was to blame for Schumacher’s poor result in Austin and he “did not want to comment”.

Team owner Gene Haas, however, was on hand to comment.

“When Mick and Kevin came, they both got the same tires,” he told the German newspaper.

“When Mick came out again, he was in a group of cars and stayed there, with Magnussen dropping to the back to save his tires while Mick wore them out.

“Magnussen was able to do 37 laps on the medium, which no one else could do, and he managed to get some points as a result.”

Former F1 pilot Tim Glock said that Schumacher’s body language after the race was the clearest sign yet that Haas had no intention of signing him to a 2023 contract.

“The bar is very high for him at the moment,” he said. “Not because he’s not performing well, but because Haas has other ideas inside.

“I’m not sure to what extent the decision has already been made, but if you read between the lines, you can see what Haas is going to do.”

Another former driver, Christian Danneragrees.

“The question is whether the train has already left the station, and if you analyze all the nuances, you understand that they probably want to get rid of it,” he told Sport1.

Ralf Schumacher admits his brother Michael’s son has faced an uphill battle at Haas, but he also urges team bosses to think carefully about their decision.

“Mick has done everything in his power to continue driving Haas in 2023,” he told Sky Deutschland.

“If Gene Haas and Gunther Steiner think it over, they will also realize that there is no alternative to Mick.

“Ricciardo will not be there Nico Hulkenberg He’ll probably be on his way to retirement rather than tearing up the tracks again,” added Schumacher.

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