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Haas F1 Team confirmed just days before the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi that they would not be renewing the contract of Mick Schumacher but instead going for experience in Nico Hulkenberg a driver who has been officially out of F1 since 2019 but has returned on multiple occasions to replace drivers who have contracted COVID.

Hulkenberg first came to F1 in 2010 with Williams. Nico was always tipped for big things in Formula One but sadly for the German driver it never came to fruition and after he was dropped by Renault in 2019 it looked like his F1 journey would be over for good.

Hulkenberg famously took his first and only pole* in F1 at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2012 a race he later crash out but he did lead a few laps of that race in the Force India.

Of course with Hulkenberg coming in it means Mick Schumacher will make way and it appears from the reports that he will take up a reserve role at Mercedes. Mick released this statement following the news.

With the news of Haas confirming their full driver line up, F1 fans will look to Williams to confirm who their second driver will be to race alongside Albon next year - at the moment it looks to be F2 driver Logan Sargeant who will take part in Free Practice in Abu Dhabi to get those all important Super License points.

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