Mick Schumacher joins Mercedes

Mick Schumacher joins Mercedes

December 15, 2022

Mick Schumacher has been announced as the Reserve Driver for German Formula One team Mercedes for the upcoming Formula One season. As a Reserve Driver, Schumacher will work on the development of the 2023 race car for Mercedes along with working on the simulator. He will also take part in various marketing activities, along with being present at all Grands Prix during the year. 

Schumacher, who recently parted ways with the Ferrari Driver Academy, has spent two seasons in F1 with Haas in 2021 and 2022 before being replaced by Nico Hülkenberg. Schumacher’s father Michael was also a part of the Mercedes team. Michael joined the team in 2010 and spent two years before retiring from the sport in 2012. 

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Mick Schumacher, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Reserve Driver, commented:

I am thrilled to be part of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team as their reserve driver for 2023, and I am committed to give it my all to contribute to their performance in this very competitive and professional environment. I take this as a new start, and I am just excited and grateful to Toto and everybody involved for putting their trust in me. F1 is such a fascinating world, and you never stop learning, so I look forward to absorbing more knowledge and putting in all my efforts for the benefit of the Mercedes team.

Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO of Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, said:

Mick is a talented young driver and we’re delighted to have him join 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’re excited for him to help us develop the W14. We also know that with two years of experience racing in Formula One under his belt, he will be ready to step into the car at short notice to replace either Lewis or George, should that need arise.

Markus Schäfer, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Non-Executive Chairman and CTO Mercedes-Benz AG, added:

It’s great to have Mick on board.  He has already demonstrated impressive talent on the track, and I look forward to watching him apply that to the development side, too. He has a great deal to offer in this important role. We have big plans for 2023 and Mick is integral to those as part of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 family.

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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