“It is assumed that Mick’s stay will be confirmed soon. Let’s wait a few days, we hope it will be enough, we want to confirm that both of them will stay,” Haas team boss Genter Steiner said on Tuesday to German television station RTL.
Neither Schumacher nor Mazepin have managed to collect any points so far in the current season of the world championship.
It is noteworthy that Mick is the son of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, while Dmitriy Mazepin, the father of the Russian driver, is one of the main investors in the team, and the announcement of the renewal of the contract may come at the right time, especially as Mazepin prepares to compete in the Russian Grand Prix at his home in Sochi.
Schumacher performed better than Mazepin, who also received some criticism for reckless driving, but this, according to Steiner, will not be reflected in the contractual policy of the team, “This has never happened and will not happen in the future.”