Haas have confirmed that Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin will continue with the team for the 2022 Formula 1 season.
Schumacher and Mazepin both made their F1 debuts with Haas this year and will spend a second campaign together as teammates, with the outfit wanting known benchmarks for the start of the new regulation cycle coming next season.
Recent rumours suggested that Schumacher was trying to find a way out of Haas, as a result of the uneasy relationship between himself and Mazepin, but he has recommitted to the team for 2022 while Mazepin, as son of the chairman of title sponsor Uralkali, is also kept on for next year.
"We knew we wanted continuity behind the wheel in 2022 and I'm happy to confirm exactly that with Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin competing for Uralkali Haas F1 Team next year," team boss Guenther Steiner said of the confirmation.
"2021 has afforded both drivers the opportunity to learn Formula 1 – and as rookies – they've done a lot of that this year.
"It's been a tough season for sure with the package we've had, but at the same time they've both embraced the challenge and worked closely with the team to learn our processes and adapt to the rigors of a Formula 1 campaign and all that brings – both internally and externally.
"Now as we look ahead to the 2022 season, we're confident we can move forward as a team and give Mick and Nikita a competitive race package to make the next step in their Formula 1 careers."