Formula 1: Alfa Tauri wants Schumacher – ‘I’d love to have him in the automobile’

Mick Schumacher couldn’t get a everlasting cabin for the 2023 season. Franz Tost now says in an interview that he wants the German to stick with Alfa Tauri.

Faenza – Mick Schumacher will spend the 2023 Formula 1 season solely as a reserve driver for Mercedes. Whether the German will take part in the competitors or not might be determined solely throughout the season. However, this was the solely approach he was nonetheless a part of Formula 1. For a very long time, no different crew appeared to need Schumacher in their cockpit. However, Franz Tost has now proven that he’s in no way opposed to signing Mick.

Name: Mick Schumacher
Born: March 22, 1999 in Genolier (Switzerland)
Nationality is German
Team: Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 (reserve driver)

Franz Tost on Mick Schumacher: ‘He has what it takes to succeed in Formula 1’

Tost has been the crew chief at Alpha Tauri since 2006 and is answerable for driver recruitment. Now he has spoken about his curiosity in Mick Schumacher. “It was an issue for me personally. I want Mick was in the automobile. I’m positive Mick is proficient and has what it takes to achieve success in Formula 1,” he mentioned in an interview with RTL. However, he was unable to implement the thought, partly due to Mick’s earlier profession in motorsport.

Mick Schumacher along with his new Formula 1 crew Mercedes.

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Mick Schumacher couldn’t swap to Alpha Tauri for political causes

Mick Schumacher has been with the Scuderia for a few years and began at Ferrari’s driver academy, the racing crew has supported him over the years. These “political causes” have been essential, as the transfer to a Red Bull subsidiary wanted Ferrari’s approval. However, this by no means occurred and it was solely at the finish of final yr that Ferrari and Schumacher determined to go their separate methods due to fast impact – however there was not an empty cockpit in the Alfa Tauri.

All Formula 1 world champions by variety of wins

Michael Schumacher: 7 wins. 7-time world champion Michael Schumacher gained titles in 1994 (Benetton-Ford), 1995 (Benetton-Renault) and 2000-2004 (Ferrari). © IMAGO
Lewis Hamilton also won the Formula One World Championship seven times in 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017-2020.  He always walked towards the Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton: 7 wins. Lewis Hamilton additionally gained the Formula One World Championship seven occasions in 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017-2020. He at all times walked in direction of the Mercedes. © IMAGO
Argentina's Juan Manuel Fangio won the world title five times.  He won the title for Alfa Romeo in 1951, Maserati-Mercedes in 1954, Mercedes in 1955, Ferrari in 1956 and Maserati in 1957.
Juan Manuel Fangio: 5 wins. Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio gained the world title 5 occasions. He gained the title for Alfa Romeo in 1951, Maserati-Mercedes in 1954, Mercedes in 1955, Ferrari in 1956 and Maserati in 1957. © IMAGO
Frenchman Alain Prost won the world championship four times in 1985 (McLaren TAG Porsche), 1986 (McLaren TAG Porsche), 1989 (McLaren Honda) and 1993 (Williams Renault).
Alain Prost: 4 wins. Frenchman Alain Prost gained the world championship 4 occasions in 1985 (McLaren TAG Porsche), 1986 (McLaren TAG Porsche), 1989 (McLaren Honda) and 1993 (Williams Renault). © IMAGO
Sebastian Vettel turned world champion 4 occasions. He was a part of the Red Bull-Renault crew in all the victories from 2010-2013.
Sebastian Vettel: 4 wins. Sebastian Vettel turned world champion 4 occasions. He was a part of the Red Bull-Renault crew in all the victories from 2010-2013. © IMAGO
Jack Brabham was a 3-time Formula 1 world champion. In 1959 and 1960 he went to Cooper-Climax, and in 1966 to Brabham-Repco.
Jack Brabham: 3 wins. Jack Brabham was a 3-time Formula 1 world champion. In 1959 and 1960 he went to Cooper-Climax, and in 1966 to Brabham-Repco. © IMAGO
British Jackie Stewart gained the Formula 1 World Championship in 1969, 1971 and 1973. It was changed by Matra-Ford in 1969 and Tyrrell-Ford in 1971 and 1973.
Jackie Stewart: 3 wins. British Jackie Stewart gained the Formula 1 World Championship in 1969, 1971 and 1973. It was changed by Matra-Ford in 1969 and Tyrrell-Ford in 1971 and 1973. © IMAGO
Niki Lauda has 3 world championships. In 1975 and 1977 he rode for Ferrari, in 1984 for McLaren-TAG-Porsche.
Niki Lauda: 3 wins. Niki Lauda has 3 world championships. In 1975 and 1977 he rode for Ferrari, in 1984 for McLaren-TAG-Porsche. © IMAGO
Nelson Piquet gained three world championships in 1981 (Brabham-Ford), 1983 (Brabham-BMW) and 1987 (Williams-Honda).
Nelson Piquet: 3 wins. Nelson Piquet gained three world championships in 1981 (Brabham-Ford), 1983 (Brabham-BMW) and 1987 (Williams-Honda). © IMAGO
Brazilian Ayrton Senna gained three world championships for McLaren-Honda in 1988, 1990 and 1991.
Ayrton Senna: 3 wins. Brazilian Ayrton Senna gained three world championships for McLaren-Honda in 1988, 1990 and 1991. © IMAGO
Alberto Ascari gained two world championships in 1952 and 1953, each for Ferrari.
Alberto Ascari: 2 wins. Alberto Ascari gained two world championships in 1952 and 1953, each for Ferrari. © IMAGO
Graham Hill gained two world championships in 1962 and 1968. He drove for the BRM and Lotus-Ford groups.
Graham Hill: 2 wins. Graham Hill gained two world championships in 1962 and 1968. He drove for the BRM and Lotus-Ford groups. © IMAGO
Jim Clark gained the normal classification twice and thus turned the world champion twice in 1963 and 1965. He gained each titles for Lotus-Climax.
Jim Clark: 2 wins. Jim Clark gained the normal classification twice and thus turned the world champion twice in 1963 and 1965. He gained each titles for Lotus-Climax. © IMAGO
Emerson Fittipaldi gained the Formula One World Championship twice in 1972 and 1974, as soon as for Lotus-Ford and as soon as for McLaren-Ford.
Emerson Fittipaldi: 2 wins. Emerson Fittipaldi gained the Formula One World Championship twice in 1972 and 1974, as soon as for Lotus-Ford and as soon as for McLaren-Ford. © IMAGO
Max Verstappen gained the world championship twice for the Red Bull-Honda crew in 2021 and 2022.
Max Verstappen: 2 wins. Max Verstappen gained the world championship twice for the Red Bull-Honda crew in 2021 and 2022. © IMAGO
Mika Hekkinen gained two world championships for McLaren Mercedes in 1998 and 1999.
Mika Hakkinen: 2 wins. Mika Hekkinen gained two world championships for McLaren Mercedes in 1998 and 1999. © IMAGO
Fernando Alonso was a two-time world champion in Formula 1 in 2005 and 2006 as a part of the Renault crew.
Fernando Alonso: 2 wins. Fernando Alonso was a two-time world champion in Formula 1 in 2005 and 2006 as a part of the Renault crew. © IMAGO
Giuseppe Farina turned world champion in 1950 for Alfa Romeo.
Giuseppe Farina: 1 win. Giuseppe Farina turned world champion in 1950 for Alfa Romeo. © IMAGO
Mike Hawthorne gained the 1958 Formula 1 World Championship for Ferrari.
Mike Hawthorne: 1 win. Mike Hawthorne gained the 1958 Formula 1 World Championship for Ferrari. © IMAGO
Phil Hill gained the world championship for Ferrari in 1961. It was his solely title.
Phil Hill: 1 win. Phil Hill gained the world championship for Ferrari in 1961. It was his solely title. © IMAGO
John Surtees gained the world championship for Ferrari in 1964
John Surtees: 1 win. John Surtees gained the world championship for Ferrari in 1964. © IMAGO
Denis Hulme gained the 1967 World Championship for Brabham-Repco.
Denis Hulme: 1 win. Denis Hulme gained the 1967 World Championship for Brabham-Repco. © IMAGO
Jochen Rindt gained the Formula 1 world championship in 1970. He rode in the Lotus-Ford crew.
Jochen Rindt: 1 win. In 1970, Jochen Rindt gained the Formula 1 World Championship title for the Lotus-Ford crew. In the present season, Rindt suffered a deadly crash, however his factors lead was sufficient to declare the posthumous Formula 1 world title. © IMAGO
James Hunt managed to carry the title to the McLaren-Ford crew in 1976.
James Hunt: 1 win. James Hunt managed to carry the title to the McLaren-Ford crew in 1976. © IMAGO
Mario Andretti gained the 1978 Formula 1 World Championship for Lotus-Ford.
Mario Andretti: 1 win. Mario Andretti gained the 1978 Formula 1 World Championship for Lotus-Ford. © IMAGO
Jody Schecter gained the Formula 1 world championship for Ferrari in 1979.
Jody Scheckter: 1 win. Jody Schecter gained the Formula 1 world championship for Ferrari in 1979. © IMAGO
Alan Jones gained the 1980 World Championship for Williams-Ford.
Alan Jones: 1 win. Alan Jones gained the 1980 World Championship for Williams-Ford. © IMAGO
Nico Rosberg’s father, Keke Rosberg, gained the 1982 Formula 1 World Championship for Williams-Ford.
Keke Rosberg: 1 win. Nico Rosberg’s father, Keke Rosberg, gained the 1982 Formula 1 World Championship for Williams-Ford. © IMAGO
Nigel Mansell gained the 1992 World Cup. He drove for the Brabham-Ford crew.
Nigel Mansell: 1 win. Nigel Mansell gained the 1992 World Cup. He drove for the Brabham-Ford crew. © IMAGO
Damon Hill gained the title for Williams-Renault in 1996.
Damon Hill: 1 win. Damon Hill gained the title for Williams-Renault in 1996. © IMAGO
Jacques Villeneuve turned the world champion in 1997. He drove to Williams-Renault.
Jacques Villeneuve: 1 win. Jacques Villeneuve turned the world champion in 1997. He drove to Williams-Renault. © IMAGO
Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen gained his solely world title in 2007 for Ferrari.
Kimi Raikkonen: 1 win. Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen gained his solely world title in 2007 for Ferrari. © IMAGO
Jenson Button gained the 2009 World Championship for Brawn-Mercedes.
Jenson Button: 1 win. Jenson Button gained the 2009 World Championship for Brawn-Mercedes. © IMAGO
Nico Rosberg gained the world championship for Mercedes in 2016. Then he ended his profession.
Nico Rosberg: 1 win. Nico Rosberg gained the world championship for Mercedes in 2016. Then he ended his profession. © IMAGO

Toto Wolff straight supported the German and needed him in the crew. At Mercedes, Schumacher has skilled drivers and engineers from whom he can be taught lots. There is even hypothesis that reserve driver Lewis Hamilton will change him as quickly as he retires. Until then, nevertheless, it stays to be seen how Mick can develop in a racing crew in the future. (E)

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