Schumacher out, Hulkenberg in for 2023

NOVEMBER 17, 2022

Schumacher out, Hulkenberg in for 2023

Nico Hulkenberg, Bahrain GP 2022
© Aston Martin Racing

The Haas Formula One team announced today that Nico Hulkenberg will drive for the team in 2023 alongside Kevin Magnussen.

The team issued a statement that Schumacher would be parting was and Guenther Steiner, Team Principal said, "I would like to thank Mick Schumacher for his contribution to the team over the past couple of years. Mick’s pedigree in the junior categories was well known and he has continued to grow and develop as a driver in his time with Haas F1 Team – culminating in his first Formula 1 points-scoring successes earlier this season. While choosing to go in separate directions for the future the entire team wishes Mick well for the next steps in his career path and beyond.”

Nico Hulkenberg was confirmed, returning to Formula One full time after serving the role the past two seasons as Aston Martin F1’s reserve driver.

Hulkenberg said, "I’m very happy to move into a full-time race seat with Haas F1 Team in 2023. I feel like I never really left Formula 1. I’m excited to have the opportunity to do what I love the most again and want to thank Gene Haas and Gunther Steiner for their trust. We have work ahead of us to be able to compete with all the other teams in the midfield, and I cannot wait to join that battle again."

Steiner said, "I’m naturally very pleased to be welcoming Nico Hulkenberg back to a full-time racing role in Formula 1. The experience and knowledge base Nico brings to the team is clear to see - with nearly 200 career starts in Formula 1 - and a reputation as being a great qualifier and a solid, reliable racer. These are attributes, which when you pair them together with Kevin Magnussen’s experience, gives us a very credible and well-seasoned driver line-up which we believe will help push the team onwards up the grid. That’s obviously the goal and it was that ambition that has prompted Nico’s return to Formula 1 - he shares our vision and can be a key player together with the rest of the team in building on the foundations we’ve laid this year with our return to the points battle.”

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