Mercedes F1 representative ‘I’m ready to welcome Mick Schumacher into the reserve'[F1-Gate.com]

Mercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff says Mercedes are ready to welcome Mick Schumacher to the F1 team as reserve driver if they accept the situation.

Mick Schumacher left the Haas F1 team following last weekend’s season-ending F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The team has decided to replace Schumacher with Nico Hulkenberg for 2023.

Mercedes F1 needs reserve driver for 2023 Stoffel Vandoorne will be Aston Martin’s reserve driver as he races for DS Penske in Formula E.

Another reserve driver from 2022, Nick de Vries, has signed with Scuderia AlphaTauri to race full-time in F1.

“I’m really proud to have Nick back in a real F1 seat, even though the family has changed,” said Wolff.

“He deserves F1. His victory in the Formula E world championship proves it. It was right for him to be our backup and it was right for us. The same goes for Stoffel.”

The Schumacher family has a history with Mercedes, with Mick’s father Michael Schumacher spending three years with the Formula 1 team from 2010 to 2012.

2020 F2 champion Mick Schumacher is aiming for a return to the F1 grid in the future, with Mercedes open to accepting Schumacher into the team, Wolff has confirmed.

“Mick has always been close to our hearts, thanks to Michael and the entire Schumacher family,” said Wolff.

“Ralf has been in the DTM for us for a long time. His son[David]runs with the Mercedes in GT”.

“He is an intelligent and well-mannered young man. He has had great success in the junior formula.”

“I think if that situation arises, I would be the right person for the team and could take care of him, but I haven’t started writing the contract yet.

“I openly watch it because I think it fits and now we have to make it happen. If he wants it, if Sabine (Kame/manager) wants it, where to go. I will watch

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