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Mick Schumacher is in a reserve driver role at Mercedes: good news or bwoah!!

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Michael Schumacher’s son. Ralf’s nephew. 

Deutschland’s latest offering to the world of Motor Racing. The boy with a world full of expectations. 

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The driver who could prove himself as one of the most talented racers out there, given  he’s done that on occasions already such as the Hungarian GP 2022, where he defied none other than Verstappen for three back to back laps in their scrap for P10 before the Red Bull eclipsed the much slower midfielder. 

If that’s not all, then other definitions or meanings ensue. 

The one who hurt himself and even burnt a huge hole in his team’s pocket at Monaco 2022. 

What else?

Just how does one describe Mick Schumacher? 

Is he only all of the above or could it be that he’s the man who Formula 1 hasn’t said “no” just yet? 

And isn’t that good news? 

Ever since news about Mick Schumacher joining Mercedes as the reserve driver made its headway, there’ve been reactions galore. 

Many don’t seem to care for they dwell in statistics – 43 race starts and a best place finish of P6. Would you even blame them? 

But then again, there are some for whom it’s a piece of news that’s as meaningful as it is rejuvenating. 

The son following in the footsteps of his famous father; seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher was with Mercedes from 2010-12. 

And again, how can you blame them? 

For even as the sport might be about incessant speed, it still is about emotion. Not that Kimi would agree. 

But anyhow, fact is even after not scoring a top-five finish in all this time with Haas, Mick Schumacher is here amid us in Formula 1. 

His role might be that of a reserve at the Silver Arrows, but what’s pure gold is that his passion for racing, hasn’t been reversed; he ain’t going away from the top flight of Motor Racing. 

He’s here to stay, or so it seems.  

That said, lavishing effusive praise on the young German was Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff, who shared the following:

“Mick is a talented young driver and we’re delighted to have him join the team. He is a hard worker, has a calm and methodical approach and is still hungry to learn and improve as a driver.”

That being said, he’d add further, “We also know that with two years of experience racing in Formula One under his belt, he will be ready to step into the car at short notice to replace either Lewis or George, should that need arise.”

While it’s clear 

But that being said, just what were the thoughts of the Vaud, Switzerland-born German Formula 1 driver:

“I take this as a new start, and I am just excited and grateful to Toto and everybody involved for putting their trust in me!”

For a driver who’s fascinating 

“F1 is such a fascinating world, and you never stop learning, so I look forward to absorbing more knowledge and putting in all my efforts for the benefit of the Mercedes team.”

That being said, will Schumacher again make it as a full time driver in a team is the big question. 

And while the anti-Schumacher brigade may continue to lament, what’s clear is that seven time world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton has committed himself to Mercedes for a few more years. 

One of Grand Prix racing’s icons isn’t going anywhere. Nor is George Russell, the young Briton who in his debut year at Mercedes showed the mirror to his much more experienced teammate. 

Where does Mick fit in at the Wolff-led side besides his current capacity? And if not, where might he go to next will be the “Great Next” in the life and times of the affable Mick Schumacher.

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