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Mick Schumacher

Schumacher provides update on F1 future amid intense speculation

Mick Schumacher has given an insight into where he stands with negotiations over an F1 seat for next season.

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Mick Schumacher has provided some details about his current negotiation situation regarding an F1 seat for next season.

The Haas driver has found himself part of the F1 driver transfer market speculation as rumours on his 2023 destination start to increase.

Schumacher's contract with the Haas team expires at the end of the season, with speculation mounting about whether the team will continue with the 23-year-old, or replace him.

Antonio Giovinazzi has recently been confirmed to be participating in two practices sessions before the end of the season, possibly as part of an evaluation process.

Daniel Ricciardo has also emerged as a contender following the recent announcement of his McLaren exit at the end of the season.

Speaking during the Belgian GP weekend, Schumacher provided a 'wait and see' response the speculation about his seat at Haas.

"Well, I'm happy where I'm at, and I think our goal is to be in the points-paying positions for the next races. It's a clear goal of ours," Schumacher told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"Hopefully we'll be able to manage that and, what the future holds...I'm sure that I'll share it as soon as I know."

Schumacher confirms discussions on Ferrari association

Schumacher was then asked if he had any conversations with Haas during the summer break on his F1 seat, where he commented that he hadn't been pushy about discussions.

"Not directly. The summer shutdown is obviously two weeks where teams have to close down, so there's no work allowed," added Schumacher.

"I felt like I wanted to respect that and give the team the chance to spend some time with their families as they haven't done that much in the first part of the season."

Schumacher's F1 future could hinge on his membership with the Ferrari Driver Academy, with Ferrari also strongly associated with the Haas team.

Ferrari confirmed earlier this week that they are "monitoring" the situation and were unable to confirm a continued association with Schumacher.

When asked about his current status with Ferrari, the German driver admitted that some conversations with Ferrari had taken place, but was unwilling to provide an update on his membership.

"Well, we've talked about it, and, if there's anything that I want to announce, that will be announced in due course."

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