Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-times System One international champion Michael, will double up as a Ferrari reserve motive force subsequent season whilst additionally having a typical race seat at U.S.-owned Haas.
Group boss Mattia Binotto informed newshounds that the 22-year-old German could be to be had to face in at 11 of the file 23 scheduled races must Charles Leclerc or Carlos Sainz be unavailable.
Italian Antonio Giovinazzi, who misplaced his position at Swiss-based Alfa Romeo this yr however has secured a pressure in System E, can be reserve for the 12 races that don’t conflict with the electrical collection.
“Each time he (Giovinazzi) can be on the race monitor he’ll be our reserve motive force. And as neatly he’ll be to be had to our buyer groups, so each Haas and Alfa Romeo,” mentioned Binotto.
“For the rest 11 races… Mick Schumacher can be reserve motive force for Ferrari.”
Haas have their very own authentic reserve in Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi, who stepped in two times in 2020 after Romain Grosjean’s fiery coincidence. Alfa Romeo even have Poland’s Robert Kubica within the position.
Ferrari-backed Schumacher made his System One debut this season, outperforming fellow-rookie Nikita Mazepin however neither scoring some degree for a tail-end group devoting all their assets to the 2022 automotive.
Binotto mentioned Mick had progressed throughout the season, in consistency and pace, and Ferrari’s fortify would proceed with the simulator to be had at Maranello and Ferrari engineers operating with him.
“If I take a look at the ultimate races he used to be so much nearer to the automobiles forward whilst Haas didn’t in point of fact broaden the automobile in any respect,” mentioned the Ferrari boss.
Binotto mentioned Giovinazzi would have a complete programme of simulator paintings and urged the Italian had a possibility of returning to the beginning grid complete time in 2023.
“There are I believe 11 seats which can be unfastened in 2023… 11 have contracts completing on the finish of 2022. So it is necessary for him as a motive force to nonetheless be a part of our F1 programme,” he mentioned.
Binotto mentioned talks would get started quickly on a freelance extension with Spaniard Sainz, who had a robust season with Ferrari after transferring from McLaren, and he anticipated the dialogue to be clear-cut. Leclerc has a long-term contract.
The as-yet unnamed 2022 Ferrari automotive used to be going to plot and because of be introduced between Feb 16-18.
Ferrari completed 3rd general in 2021, a large bounce from 6th the former season, and Binotto mentioned the group had been more potent than prior to.
They’re these days and not using a name sponsor however Binotto mentioned talks had been proceeding with long-time spouse Philip Morris Global (PMI).
“I believe there are lots of alternatives on which we might cooperate with them, conserving them as companions. Now we have quite a lot of choices at the desk at the present time and we’re nonetheless speaking with them,” he mentioned.
Binotto was hoping to peer Ferrari profitable races once more subsequent yr after a clean in 2021, and transferring nearer to Mercedes and Pink Bull.