Recruited by Mercedes as a reserve driver after leaving the bosom of Ferrari, Mick Schumacher will hold the same role for McLaren, a team powered by the German manufacturer.
Mick Schumacher could split in the paddock. After four years in the bosom of the Ferrari Driver Academy, marked by the Formula 2 title won in 2020 and two seasons as a starter at Haas, the son of Michael Schumacher cut ties with the Italian brand last December after months of rumors about it. A few hours after the announcement of this separation, Mercedes confirmed the rumors of the corridor and officially named the young German driver as a reserve driver for the 2023 F1 season. He will replace in this role Nyck de Vries, now a starter at AlphaTauri after the departure of Pierre Gasly to Alpine, and Stoffel Vandoorne, who joined Aston Martin in parallel with his commitment to Formula E with DS Penske. Nevertheless, Mick Schumacher will have other responsibilities this season in F1 as part of the agreements linking Mercedes to its client teams, in particular McLaren.
McLaren will be able to call on @SchumacherMick as a reserve driver during the 2023 F1 season as part of our arrangement with Mercedes. Welcome to the family, Mick. 👊🧡 pic.twitter.com/DNiJ5s99rQ
—McLaren (@McLarenF1) February 1, 2023
Schumacher already ready to help out
Indeed, whoever has scored a total of twelve points in two seasons with Haas may be requested by McLaren as a reserve driver. ” McLaren will be able to call Mick Schumacher as a reserve driver during the 2023 F1 season as part of our agreement with Mercedesconfirmed the Woking stable in a message published on its official account Twitter, illustrated by a photo showing the German driver taking his bearings in a bucket seat. Welcome to the Mick family. As part of this agreement, Mick Schumacher will find Andrea Stella at McLaren, appointed boss of the British team following the departure of Andreas Seidl to Sauber to prepare for the transition phase which will see Audi join the Swiss team. his armed arm in F1. In effect, the Italian was one of Michael Schumacher’s closest collaborators during the years spent by the former seven-time world champion at Ferrari.