Mick Schumacher is Mercedes’ check driver this Formula 1 season. Image: www.imago-images.de / imago photos
After two years at the heart of Formula 1’s world hustle and bustle, Mick Schumacher should now ease into the season. Although the 23-year-old goals to compete in every of the 23 races, he won’t spend a lot time on the observe.
Because after two years as an everyday driver for the US Haas staff, he’s solely a check and reserve driver for Mercedes this season.
Former Formula 1 driver Pascal Wehrlein, himself a check driver at Mercedes, defined that Schumacher labored onerous in the staff’s simulator. But the legendary athlete Michael Schumacher nonetheless has one large purpose: “If I’m in the proper automobile at the proper time, I imagine I can win the world championship,” he stated.
It is uncertain whether or not it could be the identical this yr. But no less than there was an opportunity to start out as an abnormal driver for the staff. The head of the Formula 1 staff has now revealed this and instantly acknowledged the motive why it didn’t work.
Ferrari won’t permit Schumacher to modify to racing
“I might like to have Mick in the automobile. I’m positive Mick is proficient and has what it takes to achieve success in Formula 1.”, Franz Tost, head of the Alfa Tauri racing staff, in an interview with RTL. For the Austrian, who has led the staff since 2006, Schumacher was a major problem.
Alfa Tauri began beneath the Toro Rosso identify till 2020. Then Red Bull’s junior staff was named after their very own in-house trend model. Sebastian Vettel additionally celebrated his first victory in Toro Rosso at the moment.
Franz Tost is the head of the Alpha Tauri staff.Image: www.imago-images.de / imago photos
Here lies the downside that Schumacher couldn’t change. Without wanting to call particular circumstances, Tost clearly states that there have been “different circumstances” and “political reasons”.
Because Schumacher was half of the Ferrari driver academy till the finish of final season. They inspired him and made positive he acquired his seat at Haas in 2021. To change the race in the large Red Bull camp, the approval of the Italian racing staff was wanted.
The head of the Formula 1 staff believes that Mercedes is an efficient alternative for Schumacher
However, the skilled staff chief doesn’t see Mick’s subordinate position at Mercedes as a serious downside. “Because it is an excellent staff, one of the greatest in Formula 1, so of course he can be taught rather a lot.”
There have been additionally choices for him to be on the highway in place of Lewis Hamilton or George Russell in Friday’s apply.
He can use his time with the Silver Arrows to enhance his confidence and technical understanding so he can ultimately return to the beginning grid.
Borussia Dortmund is in peril of dropping an absolute chief and an figuring out determine: BVB captain Marco Reus’ contract expires in the summer season. Reus might depart the membership for free if Dortmund don’t agree a contract extension with the 33-year-old earlier than the finish of the season. It needs to be a viable choice for another golf equipment – as the black and yellow’s direct rivals now overtly admit.