BERLIN (Reuters) - Ferrari wants Formula One rookie Mick Schumacher to stay at Haas next season and Italian Antonio Giovinazzi to remain with Alfa Romeo, team boss Mattia Binotto said.
Both are Ferrari Academy graduates and Ferrari provides engines to both teams.
“Mick Schumacher’s first season is a learning one, without pressure, and we’re talking with Haas to confirm him there,” Binotto said in an interview in Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.
“Giovinazzi remains our reserve driver... he’s growing every year and I hope he can stay at Alfa, he deserves it.”
There has been some speculation that Schumacher, 22-year-old son of Ferrari’s seven times world champion Michael, might move up to Alfa, who have been more competitive than tail-enders Haas.
Ferrari are third overall in the championship after 11 races, level with McLaren on points but ahead on placing.
Binotto said that was the most that could be hoped for, with Mercedes and Red Bull in a battle of their own for the titles.