Steiner confirms: Schumacher contract extension 'only a matter of details now'

24-07-2021 15:15 | Updated: 24-07-2021 22:55
by GPblog.com
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Steiner confirms: Schumacher contract extension 'only a matter of details now'

Despite the poor form of his Haas car, rookie driver Mick Schumacher has impressed during his first races in the premier class of motor sport. In light of this, team principal Guenther Steiner confirms that a contract extension for Schumacher is just a matter of hammering out the details, something made more difficult by the presence of Ferrari at the meeting table.

"Everything is signed, everything is in order," Steiner confirmed regarding Schumacher's situation, to Motorsport.com. However, he immediately nuances: "There are some things we need to get right. It's a three-part contract because it's with Ferrari."

Steiner continued: "We need to get some dots on the Is and we'll get there. But Mick...he's not trying to say it's not guaranteed, it's just that there are deals that need to be discussed. ... But with a three-part contract, it's always harder to resolve."

Final decision to follow

Looking ahead to the summer break, Steiner then foresees a final decision regarding the future of Mick Schumacher falling. "Obviously my focus right now is here, and on the races. You know, we have summer break coming up. And that's when I'll be completely focused on that," the teamboss concluded.

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