Mick Schumacher feels that the annoucement of Carlos Sainz's new Ferrari deal does not change much for him, despite this ruling out a possible move to the Italian outfit until at least the end of 2024.
It has been confirmed that Sainz will remain with the Scuderia for a further two years, meaning that his contract end date now falls in line with teammate Charles Leclerc's.
As such, there would be no space for Ferrari Academy Driver Schumacher for quite some time.
However, with the German now in his second season with the Haas team, he admits that his focus remains with the American outfit.
"I think it's the obvious step for Ferrari," Schumacher is quoted by Motorsport.com in regards to Sainz's contract.
"They have two great drivers, and Carlos obviously had a great season last year and also had a pretty good few races this year.
"So yeah, it was clear. For me, it doesn't really change much as my job is to do my best here now. And that's with Haas right now."
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Schumacher is not the only F1 name to show support over Sainz's contract extension with Ferrari.
The Spaniard's teammate, Leclerc, welcomed the news shortly after it was confirmed.
"I'm very happy," Leclerc told media, including RacingNews365.com.
"Obviously, Carlos is a great guy, other than just a very good driver too. We have a very good relationship, we also work together very well.
"But I think what is the most important is that we also have the same feedback. We need the same things from the car, and this is extremely important for the future of the team, for us to both push in the same direction.
"This has been the case for the last year and a half, and I think we are already seeing the benefits. So yeah, having Carlos in the team for the next two years is great."
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