Bernie Ecclestone has told Mick Schumacher to "forget" Formula 1 and move on with his racing career as speculation around his Haas future grows.
There is just one space remaining on the 2023 grid with Schumacher's seat at Haas up for grabs, with the team set to make a decision on whether to retain him for a third season or draft in Nico Hulkenberg to partner Kevin Magnussen.
Despite the presence of a Schumacher on the F1 grid, former F1 boss Ecclestone believes the dream is over and has urged the German to look elsewhere.
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Ecclestone on Schumacher
"I don't think he will be there," 92-year-old Ecclestone told RTL when asked about Schumacher's prospects of racing in F1 in 2023.
"Maybe he needs to forget F1 and focus on other series in motorsport.
"His name is his greatest burden, and he tries to live up to it as best he can - and that is what gets him into his trouble.
"He should forget [F1] and win in another category.
"People have been disappointed in his performance but we don't know whether it was because of him or the team.
"But it is difficult to find someone to put him in a winning team, as he is not in one at the moment."
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