Mick Schumacher’s days in Formula 1 are numbered – for now. Instead, Haas is now in Hulkenberg fever. With an experienced duo, Günther Steiner wants to bring the US racing team back to the front.
A few days after the last race of this year’s Formula 1 season, his new man was already in the cockpit. One detail already revealed that Haas was threatened with another bitter departure after Schumacher’s end.
As part of the tire tests for the coming season, Nico Hülkenberg was allowed to do the first laps in the Haas. After three years without a fixed place, he returns to Formula 1 as a regular driver. His first day was immediately overshadowed by technical problems.
His Haas debut also revealed that the racing team could face a bitter departure. As a mini-team, the Americans naturally have money problems and are dependent on sponsors. With Schumacher, “1&1” could now say goodbye.
Hülkenberg in a “sparse” racing suit
The reason for the assumption is the racing suit that Hulkenberg wore on Tuesday. The typical blue and white logo was completely missing on this one. “1&1” came to Haas together with Schumacher, the partnership being closely linked to his employment.
Now the German telecommunications company could also say goodbye. The logo was still emblazoned on Hulkenberg’s car, but this was the car from last year, where 1&1 was still present. The missing logo on the new suit could be the clue.
Formula 1: Bitter Hülkenberg start
Hulkenberg spent most of his Haas debut in the pits. A defect forced him to watch for a long time. A red flag then caused the session to end prematurely.
For Mick Schumacher, on the other hand, the search for a new employer is now beginning. Will he stay in Formula 1? Recently there were rumors about a commitment as a test driver at Mercedes. The Silver Arrows expressed public interest.