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For all the speculation surrounding Mick Schumacher, very few reports have suggested a possible replacement for the German driver at Haas until now. 

Oscar Piastri is currently the most highly rated youngster in the market, but his links with Alpine make a move to Haas an unlikely one. 

According to Joe Saward, however, Ferrari's influence over the second Haas seat means Antonio Giovinazzi is the most likely driver to replace Schumacher in 2023.

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There is no guarantee that Schumacher will be replaced, but his failure to score a point this year and his inability to match his teammate Kevin Magnussen (who was thrust into the VF-22 at the very last minute) have been costly for Haas. 

This is not to say that Haas hasn't made operational errors, with strategy and reliability costing both drivers points.

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However, Kevin Magnussen has also been affected by Haas's operational mistakes (DNFs in Monaco, and Baku) and has still put 15 points on the board.

Antonio Giovinazzi has kept close ties with Ferrari since the end of 2021 and is now the team's reserve driver.

Mattia Binotto commented at the end of last year in support of Antonio Giovinazzi and said the team would work to find the Italian a seat in F1. 

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Despite Giovinazzi's relatively average performances in F1, Haas might be willing to sign the Italian, given the significant struggles they are facing with Mick Schumacher.

It can be assumed that Ferrari would prefer to keep Schumacher at Haas if possible, but if his performances do not improve quickly, it could present the Maranello squad with an opportunity to put an Italian driver back in F1. 

Giovinazzi has at least proven he can score points at Alfa Romeo, and whilst he failed to outscore Kimi Raikkonen in any of their three years as teammates, Haas would surely settle for a driver who can reinforce Kenin Magnussen's efforts. 

Ultimately, the Italian's return to F1 is by no means guaranteed, but an underperforming Mick Schumacher could present Giovinazzi with a path back into F1.