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Schumacher not distracted by Ferrari future despite reserve role

Mick Schumacher will become a Ferrari reserve driver in 2022, a role he will hold alongside his full-time race seat at Haas. However, the German is not thinking too much about what might happen in terms of his future with the Scuderia.

Mick Schumacher says that he is not currently giving too much thought to his future with Ferrari after landing a reserve role with the team. The German will be on hand to fill in for the Scuderia's main line-up should this ever be needed in 2022. Whilst he is ready for this possibility, Schumacher is keeping focused on his season ahead with Haas, rather than being distracted by the idea of becoming a full-time Ferrari driver one day. "It would be nice to sit in a Ferrari one day, but my main focus is clearly on Haas," Schumacher told Sky Sport Germany , as quoted by German media outlet RTL . "Nevertheless, if they need support, of course I'm there." Schumacher believes that his performance at Haas will then dictate what happens in his F1 future. "My goal is to be as far ahead as possible with Haas," he said. "What happens in the future remains to be seen. Hopefully I can show myself well at Haas, then it will go in the right direction."

Schumacher hopes Haas have a "head start" in 2022

With a wave of new technical regulations being introduced into the sport for the 2022 season, Schumacher is anticipating that the drivers will have to adjust their style with the new cars. However, he feels confident that he has a general idea of what to expect. "I know how the car has developed compared to last year," Schumacher explained. "So from my experience last year, I know how to approach corners to get through quickly. I can prepare myself mentally for that. "The car will be stiffer, it will be more jerky for us drivers to drive. This will change the driving style a lot. You have to get used to that again." Schumacher also feels that his experience in Formula 2 may prove useful: "I already changed from 13- to 18-inch tyres once in Formula 2. I know what to expect." Haas opted not to develop their car during the 2021 campaign in order to focus their attentions on the upcoming year. As such, Schumacher hopes that this can give the team an advantage. "All the teams are set a bit to zero by the new rules," he added. "Hopefully we'll have a bit of a head start because we started earlier with the changeover and preparation."

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