Mick Schumacher is Mercedes’ check driver this Formula 1 season. Image: www.imago-images.de / imago photos
After two years at the middle 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 is not going to spend a lot time on the observe.
Because after two years as an everyday driver for the US Haas workforce, he’s solely a check and reserve driver for Mercedes this season.
Former Formula 1 driver Pascal Wehrlein, himself a check driver at Mercedes, explained that Schumacher labored laborious in the workforce’s simulator. But the legendary athlete Michael Schumacher nonetheless has one large purpose: “If I’m in the proper automotive at the proper time, I consider I can win the world championship,” he mentioned.
It is uncertain whether or not it could be the similar this 12 months. But at the least there was an opportunity to start out as an atypical driver for the workforce. The head of the Formula 1 workforce has now revealed this and immediately said the motive why it didn’t work.
Ferrari is not going to enable Schumacher to modify to racing
“I’d like to have Mick in the automotive. I’m positive Mick is gifted and has what it takes to achieve success in Formula 1.”, Franz Tost, head of the Alfa Tauri racing workforce, in an interview with RTL. For the Austrian, who has led the workforce since 2006, Schumacher was a significant issue.
Alfa Tauri began beneath the Toro Rosso title till 2020. Then Red Bull’s junior workforce was named after their very own in-house vogue model. Sebastian Vettel additionally celebrated his first victory in Toro Rosso at the moment.
Franz Tost is the head of the Alpha Tauri workforce.Image: www.imago-images.de / imago photos
Here lies the drawback 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 workforce was wanted.
The head of the Formula 1 workforce believes that Mercedes is an efficient alternative for Schumacher
However, the skilled workforce chief doesn’t see Mick’s subordinate position at Mercedes as a significant drawback. “Because it is an excellent workforce, one of the finest in Formula 1, so of course he can study loads.”
There have been additionally choices for him to be on the street in place of Lewis Hamilton or George Russell in Friday’s observe.
He can use his time with the Silver Arrows to construct confidence and technical understanding so he can finally return to the beginning grid.
Schalke coach Thomas Reiss was actually trying ahead to Tim Skarke. The attacking participant ought to give Schalke the tempo they want in assault. Because they’ve scored 13 objectives in 15 video games thus far in the Bundesliga at the backside of the desk. And in the battle for relegation, strikes are urgently wanted.