Ralf Schumacher backs Mick for Mercedes reserve driver role

Ralf Schumacher backs Mick for Mercedes reserve driver role

In light of Mick Schumacher’s loss of his Haas seat, Ralf Schumacher thinks he should seek a reserve driver position at Mercedes.

Mick Schumacher has been encouraged by his uncle Ralf Schumacher to take the rumored offer of a Mercedes reserve driver seat for the upcoming season.

Mick Schumacher was left without a racing seat in Formula 1 for 2023 when Haas decided to sign Nico Hulkenberg to team up with Kevin Magnussen for the upcoming season.

Toto Wolff, the team principal Mercedes, expressed interest in acquiring the 23-year-old in the weeks before Haas’ decision.

Ralf Schumacher, an analyst and former Formula One driver who is Mick Schumacher’s uncle, thinks that Mercedes’ educational achievements would be too wonderful to pass up.

“For Mick, this would definitely be a sensible step, because he can work with a team that has a lot of experience and can help Mick progress,” Schumacher said in his column for Sky Sports Germany.

“The processes at Haas and Mercedes are different and that is something Mick can benefit from.”

“It would definitely be important for him to work with a team like Mercedes, to do simulator work, to learn from Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, who have both won races or, in Hamilton’s case, World Championships.

“That would be an incredible wealth of experience for Mick to gain there.”

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