Mick Schumacher is happy with his reserve role at Mercedes, but at the same time finds it difficult to stand on the sidelines. The German tells this in conversation with Sky Sport Deutschland, among others. He hopes to be of value to Mercedes next season, but also that he will be back on the grid in 2024.
“Somewhere it is difficult because of course I want to drive myself,” Schumacher begins about his reserve role with the German top team. “But I understand my role and my duties and know that they are very important to the team. I have the experience from last year’s cockpit and know exactly how the car should feel and can help the team with my feedback.”
At the moment there are no tests planned for Schumacher in the new W14, which was presented on Wednesday. He hopes to get behind the wheel one day. ‘That’s the dream. We have yet to see if and when that will be the case. But of course that would be very good to get a comparison with the work in the simulator and then I’ll be able to help the team better.”
Schumacher is amazed at Mercedes: “But the goal is to drive in F1 again”
In any case, Schumacher feels at home at Mercedes and is amazed. ‘The approach is super professional. It’s great to talk to the engineers and the drivers here and just learn from them. For me it’s great, because I can develop myself too. I’m already looking forward to the tests in Bahrain, where things will finally get going.”
Still, the goal is not to remain a reserve driver for too long. What does Schumacher intend to get back into Formula 1 in 2024? “Keep talking to everyone,” says the former Haas driver. “I’m very happy at Mercedes, but my goal is to drive in Formula 1 again. We have to see how the year goes and what opportunities there are then.’
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