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Schumacher’s son Mick to race F1 for Haas in 2021

New Delhi: The Schumacher name will make a racing return to Formula One next year as Mick Schumacher — son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher — has signed a multi-year deal with Haas.

Schumacher (21), a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, leads the Formula 2 title race heading into the final round of the season at Bahrain International Circuit (R12 December 4-6).

He holds a 14-point advantage at the top of the points table — his sophomore season with Prema Racing netting 10 podium finishes to-date, including a pair of stand-out Feature Race victories at Monza and Sochi.

“The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless,” said Schumacher in a statement.

The Ferrari junior will link up with fellow F2 racer Nikita Mazepin in an all-new line-up for the American outfit, with the duo replacing Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.

Michael Schumacher, the former seven-time Formula One champion, has been battling for his health ever since he suffered devastating head injuries in a skiing accident seven years ago.

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