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The relationship between Haas and Ferrari is well-established, with the American team using Maranello's power units since their 2016 debut in F1. 

However, it is believed the two teams have strengthened their ties in recent years, with Haas signing Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher to the team for the 2021 season. 

Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner was asked by motorsport-total if Ferrari has control over Mick Schumacher's seat:

"We have to see that. I won't talk too much about Ferrari contracts, or about contracts between Ferrari and Mick, because I don't know them in detail either.

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"I know the big picture, but I don't know the details and I don't even want to know.

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"That's why I don't want to talk about contracts now. You, the media, have to respect that."

Haas's team principal added that assumptions should not be made about the nature of Schumacher's contract:

"One shouldn't conclude that Ferrari is telling us what we have to do. We have a say in that [Schumacher's position]."

Mick Schumacher's start to the season was quite underwhelming, as the youngster failed to match the speed of his more experienced teammate Kevin Magnussen. 

However, solid points in Silverstone and Spielberg have put most rumours surrounding the #47's future in F1 to rest, with another season at Haas seemingly guaranteed. 

There has always been a sense that Ferrari will do their utmost to protect Schumacher's position in F1, so it is plausible that Haas will retain their current lineup for 2023. 

Whilst points in two rounds out of eleven are far from exemplary, Ferrari's influence on the team (alongside the lack of Ferrari juniors in Formula 2) means that the 23-year-old can expect a contract extension.