Mercedes has announced the signing of 23-year old Mich Schumacher as a reserve driver ahead of the 2023 Formula 1 season.
Mick is the son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher raced with Hass in the 2022 season where he scooped 12 points and placed 16th on the overall drivers’ standings.
In a statement released by the Team Principal of Mercedes, Toto Wolff, he said” “He will conduct regular work in the simulator at Brackley throughout the year, as we fight back from a challenging 2022 season. This work will be harnessed trackside as Mick will also attend all Grands Prix in his new role, alongside carrying out marketing duties across the year.
“Mick joins the Team having spent the last two years racing for the Haas F1 Team. He started 43 races and claimed his maiden points finish at the 2022 British Grand Prix with a strong drive to eighth place. He backed this up the following week to score a career-best result of sixth at the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix.”
It is expected that Mercedes will give the young driver enough ground for him to mature into his F1 career. Mick’s father, Michael had his last race for Mercedes in 2012.