F1’s Mick Schumacher joins Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton’s backup driver after Ferrari axe

👋 Say hello to our 2023 Reserve Driver, @SchumacherMick.”. Just two days after Fred Vasseur was confirmed as new team principal, Ferrari confirmed the axing of Mick Schumacher from its young driver academy. It added: “Mick joined the Ferrari family through the young driver programme in 2019 and, as an FDA driver, competed in Formula 2 for two seasons with the Prema Racing team. “In addition, he covered the role of reserve driver for Scuderia Ferrari for the 2022 Formula 1 season. After the 2021 season, it was revealed that Mick Schumacher had caused more damage to his car in that campaign than any other driver.

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