F1: Mick Schumacher Is a New Reserve Driver for Mercedes

By Sanorita | on December 15, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

2020 F2 champion Mick Schumacher has landed the role of a reserve F1 driver with Mercedes-Benz.

Mick Schumacher, who had previously been a member of Ferrari's driver academy, is all set to commence his association with Mercedes-Benz as their reserve driver for the upcoming Formula 1 season. Michael Schumacher's son will now serve as Lewis Hamilton and George Russell's backup despite losing his Haas spot to Nico Hulkenberg for the 2023 season. The confirmation from Mercedes-Benz, about Schumacher joining as their reserve driver, came right after Ferrari's announcement of ending its collaboration with the 23-year-old after a period of four years.

A few years ago in 2019, Schumacher joined the FDA and as a driver, finished two seasons in Formula 2 with the Prema Racing team, winning the 2020 championship as well as moving on to his F1 debut with Haas the following year.

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Reportedly, Daniel Riccardo was in the headlines for the reserve driver position but Schumacher finally made it to the role as Riccardo became Red Bull's third driver and returned to the team. For those unaware, the final three years of Michael Schumacher's career as an F1 driver were spent with Mercedes. Mick Schumacher will be attending all Formula One races and using simulator work to aid in the development of the team's W14 chassis in his new role at Mercedes-Benz. 

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