Mick Schumacher will no longer be a regular Formula 1 driver next season. The German was ousted from the Haas team following his poor results. He has bounced back to Mercedes where he will be the reserve driver behind Lewis Hamilton and George Russell with a view to regaining a seat in 2024. Nico Rosberg is not as confident as he is about this.
Mick Schumacher will be looking at F1 a little further ahead next year. He was not retained by Haas, who decided to replace him with veteran Nico Hulkenberg. Schumacher didn’t have the best of luck as he had a string of poor results, while teammate Kevin Magnussen showed that the Haas car had the ability to take top spots.
The German driver finally signed for Mercedes, as the third driver, so as not to be too far away from the paddock with the aim of returning in 2024. For Nico Rosberg, this task looks very difficult.
“His career is now on hold”
“It was great to have Mick Schumacher on the grid and interesting to follow his performance in the Formula 1 championship. Unfortunately it was extremely difficult for him because he had the worst car in the field for a period of time. So it is difficult to say what his strengths were.
“However, you have to compare his performance with Kevin Magnussen’s. He lacked consistency and was not able to get the best out of the car.
“He was inconsistent and Magnussen was there when the car was capable of producing something. Mick didn’t show those peaks of form. And unfortunately his career in the world of Grand Prix racing is now on hold,” Nico Rosberg said.
“This could be the end of his F1 career”
Nico Rosberg goes further and even believes that Mick Schumacher’s F1 career is in danger.
“Reserve at Mercedes is a good option to stay in F1 and keep a chance to return to the grid in 2024. But Schumacher would also need the support of a sponsor because otherwise it could be the end of his Formula One career.
“There are enough interesting options for him: DTM, Formula E or IndyCar. Those championships are great too and he could have fun in them. And I’m sure they would be happy to have Mick and his talent join their line-up,” said Rosberg.