Mick Schumacher joins Mercedes as reserve driver | Racing News

Mick Schumacher will be Mercedes’ reserve driver in 2023, the Formula 1 team announced on Thursday.
The 23-year-old German will accompany Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.
Schumacher made 43 starts for Haas-Ferrari during the 2021 and 2022 F1 seasons.
“Mick is a talented young driver and we are delighted to have him join the team,” said Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff. “We also know that with two years of Formula 1 experience under his belt, he will be ready to step into the car at short notice to replace Lewis or George, should it become necessary.”
Schumacher’s father Michael also drove for Mercedes (2010-12) after winning five consecutive F1 titles with Ferrari from 2000 to 2004. Michael Schumacher won his first two titles (1994-95) with Benetton.
“I take this as a fresh start, and I’m just excited and grateful to Toto and everyone involved for trusting me,” Mick Schumacher said. “F1 is such a fascinating world, and you never stop learning, so I’m looking forward to absorbing more knowledge and putting all my effort into the Mercedes team.”
Mick Schumacher was the 2020 Formula 2 champion with Ferrari. His best result in F1 this season was a sixth place at the Austrian Grand Prix in July.
“Scuderia Ferrari thanks Mick for these four years and the many kilometers covered together, and wishes him the best for the future,” Ferrari said in a team statement.


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