Mick Schumacher, the future is in a top F1 team: the official announcement

The official announcement that everyone was waiting for has arrived: Mick Schumacher can continue to dream of a place in F1 and he will do so with a great team.

Mick Schumacher new team
Mick Schumacher new team – Motori.news

The decision of the Haas not to continue the employment relationship started in 2021 with Mick Schumacher it had inevitably complicated the path in Formula 1 of the son of the seven-time world champion Michael, beloved by Ferrari fans.

The little Schumi tried in every way to find a space that would at least allow him to remain in the orbit of the greatest motor sport and now, after various indiscretions, the official confirmation.

Mick Schumacher, starting from 2023, will be the reserve driver of the Mercedes team led by Toto Wolff. It is a great opportunity for the German to contribute to the design of the new car of the team that dominated the turbo-hybrid era and to lend a hand to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell in the fight for the world championship in 2023.

Mick Schumacher in Mercedes is official: what role will he play

As stated on the official website of the German star’s team, Mick will have a important role in the development of the W14the single-seater with which Mercedes intends to return to conquer the world title next year.

Mick Schumacher poses in his new uniform
Mick Schumacher poses with the new uniform – Motori.news

The former Haas and Ferrari Driver Academy will be employed full time at Brackley simulator carrying the fruit of his work also on the track, accompanying the team in all the Grands Prix scheduled for 2023.

Mick Schumacher had arrived in Formula 1 in 2021 after a long and successful journey in the minor formulas. He graduated FIA Formula 3 European Champion in 2018 thanks to a series of nine podium finishes, including five victories, in the last eleven races.

Then, the landing in Formula 2with the World title conquered in 2020 in the second year of participation with two victories and eight podiums.

The Mercedes team writes that the 23-year-old impressed with his maturity, technical feedback and work ethic throughout his career, much appreciated qualities in a driver. Now he joins a team where the same father raced from 2010 to 2012.

Mick Schumacher himself did not hide his enthusiasm: “I am thrilled to be joining the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team as reserve driver for 2023 and I am committed to giving my all to contribute to their performance in this very competitive and professional environment.“.

Mick Schumacher chased by Lewis Hamilton
Mick Schumacher chased by Lewis Hamilton – Motori.news

I’ll take it like a new beginning and I’m just thrilled and grateful to Toto and everyone involved for putting their trust in me. F1 is such a fascinating world that you never stop learning, so I’m looking forward to absorbing more knowledge and putting all my effort to the benefit of the Mercedes team“.

Satisfaction also from Toto WolffTeam Principal and CEO of the Mercedes Formula 1 team: “Mick is a talented young driver and we are delighted to have him in the team. He is a hard worker, has a calm and methodical approach and is still hungry to learn and improve as a driver. These are all important qualities and we are thrilled that you help us develop the W14“.

If nothing else, being a Mercedes reserve driver will give Mick the chance to be still active in the orbit of Formula 1 waiting for a place to open up somewhere. Without forgetting that in the event of the forced absence of one of the two regular drivers during the season, Mick could have his great opportunity in a team at the top of the category.

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