As a reserve driver for Mercedes in 2023, Mick Schumacher will leave Scuderia Ferrari, where he trained as an Academy driver.
After winning both Formula 3 and Formula 2 titles, the seven-time Formula 1 champion’s son spent the last two seasons at Haas.
Process of learning
After Ferrari’s contract expired, Schumacher is willing to continue in Formula 1, excluding new adventures such as DTM, IndyCar or Endurance.
I am thrilled to be part of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team in 2023, and I am committed to giving my best in a highly competitive and professional environment,” Schumacher said.
“I consider this a new beginning, and I am grateful for the trust put in me by [team principal] Toto [Wolff] and everyone involved.”
In case Lewis Hamilton or George Russell get injured, Schumacher will cover for them. Meanwhile, Wolff praised Schumacher’s abilities.
“Mick is a talented young driver, and we are delighted to have him on board,” said Wolff.
It is clear that he is a hard worker, has a calm and methodical approach, and is still eager to learn and improve.
He has all of these qualities, and we are looking forward to working with him on the W14. As a Formula One racer with two years of experience, he has the ability to step into the car quickly if Lewis or George are unable to.