Mick Schumacher, son of Ferrari major and seven-time world champion Michael, will not be able to drive full-time Formula One next season after the US Haas team announced on Thursday that he was leaving.
The 23-year-old German driver is expected to be replaced by Danish driver Kevin Magnussen, along with older compatriot Nico Hulkenberg.
Schumacher made his Haas debut last season after winning the 2020 Formula 2 championship, but his contract expired this weekend after the final race at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.
A member of Ferrari’s junior academy, Schumacher was involved in costly accidents earlier in the season, but also earned his first F1 points this year with a sixth-best finish.
He is 16th in the overall classification with 12 points.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner thanked Schumacher and wished him success.
“Mick’s pedigree in the junior categories was well known and continued to grow and evolve as a driver during his time with the Haas F1 team,” Steiner said in a statement.
“While choosing to go separate ways for the future, the entire team wishes Mick well for the next steps in his career path and beyond.”
Ferrari-powered Haas are in eighth place out of 10 teams in the overall standings.