Mick Schumacher has been announced as one of Ferrari’s reserve drivers for the 2022 season.
The German driver will share reserve duties with Antonio Giovinazzi next year while also serving his current commitment of racing with Haas for another season.
The 22-year-old has been associated with the Scuderia’s academy since 2019 and this year made his Formula One debut with the American outfit, Haas.
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto confirmed that Schumacher will act as their reserve at 11 of the 23 outings next season.
This is due to the fact that Antonio Giovinazzi, will not be available due to his new racing commitments in Formula E – after being dropped by Alfa Romeo at the end of this past season.
Binotto spoke with Reuters reporters and said: “Whenever he [Giovinazzi] will be at the race track he will be our reserve driver. And as well he will be available to our customer teams, so both Haas and Alfa Romeo.
“For the remaining 11 races… Mick Schumacher will be reserve driver for Ferrari.”
Mick caught the attention of team bosses and spectators throughout the 2021 season, outperforming his Russian teammate, Nikita Mazepin on most race weekends.
The team didn’t manage to score any points over the 22-race calendar and reportedly spent the time focussing on their 2022 contender – which will race under the sport’s technical rules changes.
Schumacher later took to Instagram to confirm the news, and posted: