Mick Schumacher says his mind is “very much set to come back in 2024” in Formula 1’s final race weekend.
After two years at Haas, the 2020 Formula 2 champion has lost his F1 seat for 2023 and his tenure with the Ferrari Driver Academy is set to end soon.
Although Schumacher currently has nothing lined up for next year, he said that the training that started this summer will be “the same” as usual, “getting ready to drive”.
The 2023 F1 grid is full, but Schumacher’s experience could put him in good stead to be a standout driver next year, similar to Haas’ replacement Nico Hulkenberg, who was at Aston Martin this season.
“I wouldn’t say I feel polar opposite. [to be called up]But I feel confident that I put something where I feel comfortable,” Schumacher said.
“I’ve shown my pace, and I know a lot of people in the paddock are happy with how I’ve progressed, so I’m sure I can talk to a lot of teams.”
Although Schumacher has not made it clear whether he has started talks with any team, “I am looking at my options, and Mercedes is part of that,” said Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.
“My father switched from Ferrari to Mercedes,” added Schumacher. “I don’t see why not now. [to do the same]He said. Michael Schumacher returned to F1 in 2010 as a racing driver with Ferrari.
“But as I said earlier this week, I still have time,” Schumacher continued. “So I will consider all my options to make the right decision. It is definitely very humbling to hear what Mercedes and especially Toto have to say about me.
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