Setback for Schumacher

No lightning comeback in Formula 1? After the alleged chance for the possibly vacant AlphaTauri cockpit was no chance at all, Mick Schumacher probably does not have good prospects for a quick Formula 1 comeback at Williams either.

According to, contrary to rumours there are currently no negotiations between Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff, his Williams counterpart James Vowles and Mick Schumacher about the German joining the historic racing team.

Previously, Sport1 had reported that Wolff wanted to put in a good word for his reserve driver Schumacher with Vowles and convince him to give the 24-year-old a comeback chance in Formula 1.

Speculation about a Williams switch for Schumacher is based on the poor performances of Logan Sargeant. Besides Nyck de Vries, who is also considered a shaky candidate at AlphaTauri, the US-American is the only driver in the field still without points in his first Formula 1 year.

Vowles, however, recently backed Sargeant. The Williams team boss explained that Sargeant would soon have to “start controlling things and delivering cleanly”. But: “Logan is here because he is fast. He’s a rookie, he’s only had a handful of races.”


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Formula 1 comeback for Mick Schumacher?

For Mick Schumacher, a return to a regular Formula 1 cockpit before the end of the current season is thus a distant prospect.

AlphaTauri, too, is focusing on other options in the event of a separation from de Vries.

Schumacher is a “Mercedes driver and he is not in our plans. Accordingly, Toto Wolff is responsible for him,” Red Bull motorsport consultant Dr Helmut Marko told F1 Insider.

“If the worst comes to the worst, we would fall back on our pool of young talent. That’s specifically about Liam Lawson and Ayumu Iwasa.”

A promotion of reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo into the cockpit of the junior team is also “not an issue”.

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