Mercedes announce Mick Schumacher as their reserve driver for the 2023 season as the son of F1 legend Michael ends four-year partnership as a Ferrari junior driver after losing his race seat at Haas

Mercedes have announced that Mick Schumacher will be their reserve driver for the 2023 season. Schumacher, 23, joined the Ferrari Driver Academy in 2019, and after winning the Formula Two championship in 2020, he moved to the Haas team. In an official statement on Mercedes’ website, Schumacher said: ‘I am thrilled to be part of the Mercedes team as their reserve driver for 2023, and I am committed to give it my all to contribute to their performance in this very competitive and professional environment. Team principal Wolff described Schumacher as a ‘talented’ young driver who they are happy to have as part of the team. In Mercedes, Schumacher joins another team this his legendary father raced for. After retiring in 2006, Michael Schumacher joined Mercedes in 2010, spending three seasons with the outfit before he retired and was replaced by Lewis Hamilton.

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