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McLaren able to call on Mick Schumacher as reserve driver during 2023 F1 season


The 23-year-old German lost his full-time seat on the grid after he was dropped by Haas

‘Welcome to the family’: Mick Schumacher given McLaren reserve role after being dropped by Haas… with the son of German legend Michael also acting as deputy to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell at Mercedes

  • The German lost his full-time seat on the grid after he was dropped by Haas
  • He was announced as Mercedes’ third driver following his Haas departure
  • So Schumacher wants to deputise for McLaren’s Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri

Mick Schumacher has been handed a reserve role at McLaren for the new Formula One season.

The 23-year-old German lost his full-time seat on the grid after he was dropped by Haas.

He will now deputise for Brit Lando Norris or his Australian rookie team-mate Oscar Piastri if either are unavailable to race.

Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, was announced as Mercedes’ third driver, providing backup to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

But McLaren are powered by the Silver Arrows and a deal agreed between both sides will see Schumacher race for the British team as well, if required.

The 23-year-old German lost his full-time seat on the grid after he was dropped by Haas

‘McLaren will be able to call on @SchumacherMick as a reserve driver during the 2023 F1 season as part of our arrangement with Mercedes,’ they announced on Twitter on Wednesday. ‘Welcome to the family, Mick.’

Schumacher spent two seasons at Haas, starting 43 races and scoring points on just two occasions.

He has been replaced by German veteran Nico Hulkenberg for the 2023 campaign. The new season begins in Bahrain on March 5.

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