Mick Schumacher is one of the candidates for the Haas seat next season. Kevin Magnussen will leave the American team at the end of the year, he believes that Mick will be a valuable acquisition …
“There are very good candidates among the young riders,” Kevin shared his opinion in the In the Pink podcast. – I think that Schumacher should be on the list of candidates, but whether it is or not, I do not know, because neither Gunter Steiner nor Jean Haas told me anything on this topic. I spoke with Mick, he impressed me as an intelligent young man. He has great talent, he is the leader in Formula 2 and is a brilliant driver of the car.
Regardless of the terms of the contract, Mick will be a good purchase. I am confident in his capabilities and ability to fly – the team will benefit from his arrival. “
Kevin also commented on the widespread phenomenon that young drivers buy seats in Formula 1: “Now it is very difficult to determine who is considered a rent-driver and who is not. All riders bring commercial benefits to the teams to one degree or another.
Someone just writes a check and gets a place behind the wheel, riders from wealthy families are sometimes bought by entire teams, but all riders, even very good ones, bring their teams commercial benefits. For example, these may be partners who have supported a pilot’s career for many years and signed a contract with the team to which he is moving.
I don’t know who is going to drive the Haas, but the team needs someone to bring in sponsors. Of course, ideally, this rider should have experience, but there are many young riders, including Mick Schumacher, who are able to quickly eliminate the lack of experience and show results. “
Magnussen added that in Formula 1 it is difficult to determine the value of a rider, unlike other sports, where it is determined by the transfer value: “In football, the system is simpler, since all players belong to clubs, and clubs buy them from each other or rent them, so the cost player is known.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t work in Formula 1. In this sense, motorsport is more difficult. “