What is happening at Haas?
As silly season gets sillier, the talk over the Haas seat is a big talking point and one fans and the media are missing out on.
It was announced earlier this week that Mick Schumacher would be leaving the Ferrari Driver Academy at the end of the season. After two seasons in F1 this is no surprise as drivers now have the experience to show their skills and no longer need to prove themselves. However Ferrari and Haas have a deal where the Italian team has a say in who gets the second seat.
It is not the first time we have seen this as in recent years with Ferrari helping Antonio Giovinazzi get a seat at Alfa Romeo. However a conflict of interest is currenlty going on between Haas and Ferrari.
The American team wants to sign Daniel Ricciardo for the 2023 season after being kicked out of McLaren after they signed Oscar Piastri. Ferrari wants one of their drivers in the team and it could very much be Antonio Giovinazzi that replaces Schumacher if he is to leave the team.
Earlier in the year Ferrari said they were helping Giovinazzi get a drive for 2023 and with Alfa Romeo happy with their driver line-up it could well be that the Italian driver gets the seat at Haas.
Antonio Giovinazzi will also be driving for Haas at this weekend's Italian GP where he will be taking part in FP1. Giovinazzi will also be driving for the team in FP1 next month when F1 returns to the USA. This could be the first signs of Giovinazzi joining the team for 2023 and getting a glimped of what he could be driving next year.
It is also interesting to point out that the two FP1 sessions he is taking part are Ferrari and Haas's home grand prix, further making a point that it could very much be him that is driving for Haas as a replacement for Mick Schumacher.