Mick Schumacher joined Mercedes as a test and reserve driver for 2023 while he seeks a potential comeback to the grid.
Mick Schumacher is undoubtedly a very talented F1 driver who has often shown throughout his junior career that he has the ability to be something exceptional.
The German has only occasionally displayed his full potential since joining the F1 grid in 2021 with Haas, in part due to his own efforts and in part because of the constraints of the team.
However, Haas has preferred to rely on Nico Hulkenberg’s track record for 2023, denying Schumacher a chance to take part in the upcoming season despite his obvious potential.
Mercedes has now contracted the 23-year-old to run as their a test driver, with the idea being that he can acquire practice before maybe making a comeback to the racing grid.
The priority is for Schumacher to advance at Mercedes, even though Toto Wolff has acknowledged that he might eventually leave the Silver Arrows to earn a race seat, similar to how Nyck de Vries left to race for AlphaTauri.
Ralf Schumacher, Mick’s uncle who won six races during his tenure in Formula One, has speculated that his nephew would be capable of securing a seat with Mercedes racing team as early as 2024.
George Russell outperformed his teammate Lewis Hamilton last season, prompting Ralf Schumacher to wonder whether the seven-time world champion would want to stay in Formula 1 if it happened again this season.
“Let’s assume George Russell is faster than Lewis Hamilton again… Will Lewis then continue at all?” Ralf Schumacher said. “It will be exciting to find out.”
Mick Schumacher has stated that his ambition is to return to the grid in 2024 despite his refusal to comment on the rumors that he would someday replace Lewis Hamilton.
“I will give my all in this very competitive and professional environment and will be at all the races in the coming season,” said Mick.“I want to position myself in such a way that I will be back on the grid in 2024.”
Although there has been no formal confirmation of Lewis Hamilton’s reported plans to extend his contract with Mercedes for a number of years, the seven-time world champion’s future is still uncertain.