Mercedes workforce principal Toto Wolff has confirmed his curiosity in providing Mick Schumacher a reserve position for subsequent season, with the son of seven-time System One world champion Michael now a free agent after leaving Haas.
Schumacher’s departure was confirmed final week by the US-owned Haas workforce, with the German driver’s contract ending after the ultimate race of the season in Abu Dhabi.
The 23-year-old has been changed at Haas by older compatriot Nico Hulkenberg.
Mick Schumacher is and not using a seat in System One subsequent season after being changed at Haas
Mercedes workforce principal Toto Wolff has confirmed curiosity in provide Schumacher a reserve position
Wolff has claimed Schumacher ‘suits’ at Mercedes, referencing his household’s relationship with the workforce, however admitted they weren’t near an settlement at this stage.
‘He’s an clever, well-mannered younger man. He is been very profitable in junior formulation.
‘We consider that we are able to take care of him if the state of affairs have been to occur and with somebody that simply suits the workforce.
‘I feel he deserves a spot and now we’ve got to see if we are able to do one thing.
Mick’s father Michael completed his legendary System One profession with the workforce again in 2012
‘We have not actually put pen to paper, we have not actually come wherever near any phrases.’
Mick’s father Michael, has an extended historical past with Mercedes after becoming a member of their junior racing programme within the World Sportscar Championship, earlier than making his System One debut in 1991.
Schumacher gained two championships with Benneton and an extra 5 at Ferrari earlier than retiring from the game in 2006, however returned when Mercedes made their comeback by taking up reigning champions Brawn GP.
He spent three seasons at Mercedes earlier than retiring in 2012.
Mercedes at the moment have area for a backup driver to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, after Nyck de Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne secured roles elsewhere for subsequent season.
De Vries has secured a full-time drive with the Dutchman set to race for AlphaTauri, whereas Vandoorne will take up a reserve position at Aston Martin.
Mick Schumacher completed the System One season down in sixteenth place after incomes 12 factors
Schumacher, made his debut with Haas final season after profitable the 2020 System Two title.
He was concerned in expensive crashes early within the season however scored his first factors this yr with a greatest end of sixth.
Schumacher completed the season in sixteenth place within the standings with 12 factors.
Schumacher had been contracted to Ferrari as a part of the Italian outfit’s driver academy.