Another report has emerged linking Mick Schumacher to an alternative to Haas for 2023, as the 23-year-old looks to secure his F1 future.
Given the sheer magnitude of reports linking Schumacher to teams across the field, it can be safely assumed that he is enquiring about every outfit with an available seat.
The German is not guaranteed a contract extension with Haas and will be eager to maximise his chances of staying in Formula 1. Sky Germany’s Timo Glock believes Mick Schumacher will be in contention for a seat with Williams next season, a potential lifeline for him to continue in the series.
Sky Germany has already linked Schumacher to several seats throughout the grid this season, so it remains to be seen how much substance there is to this information.
Still, it seems reasonable that a driver currently fighting for his F1 survival is in talks with every team principal in the paddock.
Williams is yet to confirm who will partner Alex Albon next season, with team principal Jost Capito revealing that Nicholas Latifi has a chance of continuing next season.
Latifi has failed to impress this season, consistently behind Alex Albon in qualifying and race-trim.
Williams certainly has better options available, but Capito’s comments do not suggest the team is wildly ambitious about their selection for 2023.
Logan Sargeant has proven extremely impressive in Formula 2. Unfortunately, Williams’ hesitation in giving the young American a contract is consistent with the team’s generally uninspiring decision-making over the last several seasons.
Regardless, the second half of the season will be crucial for several drivers in the midfield (Mick Schumacher included) who are fighting for their F1 careers.