Haas F1 could try out Mick Schumacher and Ferrari juniors 

Team Principal Guenther Steiner told reporters the team could give Mick Schumacher and other Ferrari Academy drivers Friday practice slots this season

Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 and Kevin Magnussen of Denmark and Haas F1 talk in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia   -  Getty Images

The U.S. owned Haas Formula One team could give Mick Schumacher and other Ferrari Academy drivers Friday practice slots this season as it considers the future lineup.

Team principal Guenther Steiner told reporters at the Russian Grand Prix on Thursday that he would be open to the idea.

Haas uses Ferrari engines and have a close technical relationship with the Italian team.

"If they ask, I would be open to discussing it at least," said Steiner.

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Haas has had Frenchman Romain Grosjean and Denmark's Kevin Magnussen as its drivers since 2017 but both are out of contract at the end of the year.

Schumacher, son of Ferrari great Michael, is leading the Formula Two championship with Ferrari Academy drivers Callum Ilott of Britain in second place and Russian Robert Shwartzman fourth.

Haas has said it has a shortlist of around 10 drivers and are in no rush to decide what will likely be multi-year agreements.

Grosjean, 34, recognised his time at the team could be coming to an end but spoke positively of alternatives on Thursday.

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"Obviously, there aren't many seats left in Formula One, and there are many candidates," said the Frenchman.

"I think the future Hypercar (category) in Le Mans 24 Hours and World Endurance Championship can be nice, (all-electric) Formula E is definitely an option."

Magnussen said he was open to everything.

"I've always wanted to do other things than Formula One, but that time will come," said the Dane.

"I dont know if its going to be next year or further in the future. Its pretty uncertain at the moment whats going to happen, and I wouldnt be able to tell you which way it's going to go."

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