Deprived of the seat next season after his departure from Haas, Mick Schumacher could become a reserve driver at Mercedes, a team which has already seen several members of his family pass.
There was his illustrious father Michael, a Mercedes driver in Formula 1 from 2010 to 2012, his uncle Ralf, a DTM driver with Mercedes between 2008 and 2012. There is currently his cousin David, a Mercedes driver in touring cars this season. What if Mick Schumacher perpetuated the family tradition within the prestigious German team? This week, the 23-year-old officially learned that he will no longer be driving for Haas next season. All the bucket seats having now found a taker for 2023, Michael’s son hopes to bounce back by becoming a reserve driver for a team, and he would not say no to Mercedes, as he confided on the sidelines of the last Grand Prix of the season. , in Abu Dhabi. “ Mercedes is a great brand and what they have achieved in Formula 1 is amazing. Of course I’m looking at my options, and Mercedes is one of them. (…) As I said earlier this week, I have the time now, so I will consider all the options available to me and then hopefully make the right decision for me. It’s really very touching to hear what Mercedes and especially Toto say about me. »
Wolff: “Nothing is signed”
Toto Wolff, the boss of the team, has indeed not closed the door to Mick Schumacher to come and support Lewis Hamilton and George Russell next season. “ Mick is someone who has always been close to our hearts thanks to Michael and the whole Schumacher family. He is an intelligent and well-mannered young man. He had a lot of success in the junior formulas. We think we can take care of him if the situation were to arise. He could match the team, but we haven’t signed anything. We haven’t talked about the conditions. Everything is open. If he wants it, if Sabine (Kehm, Mick Schumacher’s manager, editor’s note) wants it, let’s see where it takes us. “Things could settle down in the coming days.