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In the round-up: Mick Schumacher hopes that Haas will be able to compete for points regularly in 2022

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Schumacher hoping for consistent points finishes in 2022

Mick Schumacher says he hopes that he and his Haas team are able to score points regularly in 2022 after finishing pointless last year.

Haas finished bottom of the championship last season after forgoing all upgrades on their 2021 car to prioritise development on their VF-22 for this season. Schumacher believes the team have everything needed to make progress in 2022.

“I think it’s important to look back, to learn and to see what we could’ve done better,” said Schumacher. “Obviously this year is an important year. I think we have all the car tools in place, hopefully, which will bring us forwards and hopefully consistently in the points.

“I think it’s a year where everybody can show what they have. Obviously it’s new regulations, teams are now able to show that they’ve been working very hard and it kind of pays off. But same for the drivers. We are able now to show that we can adapt and adapt quickly to a new car and I think that’s something that I would set as a target: trying to adapt as quick as possible to the new regulations and a new car.”

Azerbaijan Grand Prix to reopen to fans in 2022

The organisers of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix say that fans will return to the race around the streets of Baku this season.

Tickets for the race around the city streets of Baku will be on sale from next Tuesday 22nd February, marking the first time that fans will have been able to attend the race since 2019.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix missed the pandemic-affected 2020 season, but returned to the calendar last season. While the race took place, fans were not permitted to attend the event and the temporary grandstands overlooking the pit straight were never constructed.

This year’s event is scheduled for 12th June, the eighth round of the 23 race championship.

Benavides makes FIA Formula 3 debut with Carlin

Carlin will run rookie Brad Benevides in this year’s FIA Formula 3 championship, the team announced yesterday.

The 20-year-old American-Spanish racer joins Williams junior driver Zak O’Sullivan as the second of Carlin’s three drivers for the upcoming championship.

Benevides had previously competed in last season’s Formula Regional European Championship, contesting ten races but failing to record a points finish.

“I’ve been a die-hard fan of racing my whole life, and I now have in my hands the greatest opportunity I’ve ever had,” Benavides said. “I feel like, at the same time, my greatest achievements are closer than ever. I am going to give my maximum effort this season and make it one to be proud of.”

F3 drivers confirmed so far

Team Driver Driver Driver Prema Oliver Bearman Arthur Leclerc Jak Crawford Trident Jonny Edgar Zane Maloney Roman Stanek ART Gregoire Saucy Juan Manuel Correa Victor Martins Hitech Isack Hadjar Kaylen Frederick TBA Van Amersfoort Reece Ushijima Rafael Villagomez Franco Colapinto MP Alexander Smolyar Caio Collet TBA Campos Pepe Marti Hunter Yeany David Vidales Carlin Zak O’Sullivan Brad Benevides TBA Jenzer Ido Cohen William Alatalo TBA Charouz Laszlo Toth Francesco Pizzi TBA

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