Mick Schumacher has acquired an additional increase to his Formulation 1 profession after being axed in 2022.
The 23-year-old German, the son of seven-time Formulation One champion Michael, was dropped by the Haas crew on the finish of 2022 after solely two seasons in F1.
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Regardless of not having a spot on the grid for the upcoming season, Schumacher now has extra alternative of securing a race drive after his newest transfer.
After signing on as a reserve driver for Mercedes forward of the upcoming season, he’ll now carry out an analogous function at McLaren.
“McLaren will be capable to name on Mick Schumacher as a reserve driver in the course of the 2023 F1 season as a part of our settlement with Mercedes,” the crew tweeted.
Schumacher additionally reduce ties with one in all his father’s former groups, Ferrari, which skilled him of their driver academy.
It means he’ll now act because the backup driver for Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri and will probably be known as upon ought to any of them not be capable to drive throughout a race weekend.
Schumacher was changed at Haas by veteran Nico Hulkenberg with reviews indicating Pink Bull companion AlphaTauri thought-about signing the legend’s son.
Staff principal Franz Tost revealed he was eager on the German however opted for Nyck de Vries as a substitute to come back in for the departing Pierre Gasly.
“Schumacher was a problem [of conversation] for me, personally,” Tost instructed RTL.
“I’d even have appreciated to have Mick within the automotive. Mick is proficient and likewise has what it takes to drive efficiently in F1.”
Tost cited “political causes” for why no discussions ever passed off.
The brand new F1 season begins with testing on February 23 forward of the primary race happening on March 5 in Bahrain.
And Tost is hopeful Schumacher will get the prospect to drive Mercedes’ new W14 automotive quickly.
He mentioned he can study quite a bit from being in and round one in all F1’s strongest groups and he hoped the motive force can regain his confidence and make it again to the beginning grid sooner or later.
– with AFP and Alex Smith, The Solar