Mick Schumacher Switches From Ferrari System One Group To Mercedes

Mick Schumacher is leaving Ferrari for one more of the groups his father raced for. (Extra System One Information)

Mercedes introduced on Thursday that Schumacher will likely be its reserve driver for 2023 behind Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

He had been racing in System One with Ferrari-powered Haas.

“I take this as a brand new begin, and I’m simply excited and grateful to Toto (Wolff, Mercedes staff principal) and everyone concerned for placing their belief in me,” Schumacher stated. 

“F1 is such a captivating world, and also you by no means cease studying, so I sit up for absorbing extra information and placing in all my efforts for the good thing about the Mercedes staff.”


The transfer ends Schumacher’s four-year affiliation with Ferrari, the staff for which his father, Michael Schumacher, received 5 System One titles.

Michael additionally drove for Mercedes from 2010-12.

“Mick is a gifted younger driver and we’re delighted to have him be a part of the staff,” Wolff stated. 

“We additionally know that with two years of expertise racing in System One beneath his belt, he will likely be able to step into the automotive at quick discover to exchange both Lewis or George, ought to that want come up.”

The transfer got here two days after Ferrari introduced Frédéric Vasseur as its new staff principal, changing Mattia Binotto.

“Scuderia Ferrari and Mick Schumacher have mutually determined to not lengthen their collaboration,” Ferrari stated.

The 23-year-old Schumacher joined Ferrari’s younger driver program in 2019 and competed in System Two for 2 seasons with the Prema Racing staff. He received three races and secured the 2020 title.

Mick Schumacher then made his System One debut with Haas and began 43 races however scored simply 12 factors. His prime finishes got here this yr with sixth within the Austrian Grand Prix and eighth within the British GP. He was additionally Ferrari’s reserve driver.

“Scuderia Ferrari thanks Mick for these 4 years and the numerous kilometers coated collectively, and needs him all the perfect for the longer term,” Ferrari stated.

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