Mick Schumacher: “Lewis Hamilton’s seat is free, Mercedes know what I can do”

"I'm sure that Mercedes know what I can do," Mick Schumacher says

Mick Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 Reserve Driver. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 20, Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico
Mick Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 Reserve Driver. Formula 1 World…

Mick Schumacher hopes his “dream will come true” with an F1 return.

The exit of Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes has created a coveted vacancy for the 2025 F1 season.

Schumacher will be Mercedes’ F1 reserve driver this year, and Alpine’s World Endurance Championship driver.

"I'm of course aware that Lewis' Mercedes seat will then be free,” he told Sky Germany.

“I'm still keeping an eye on Formula 1 and hopefully the dream will come true again.

“But in the end it's important that I also do my things and see my role as a reserve driver - and especially my role as a WEC driver in the foreground.

“If I perform well, let's see where it takes me.

"I'm sure that Mercedes know what I can do.

“You've also seen it in the simulation sessions, in the junior categories and at Haas.

“Hopefully it'll be enough to have more people in the WEC and Formula 1 to impress."

Schumacher spent two years as a full-time F1 driver with Haas before losing his seat.

His career was revived by Mercedes last year in a reserve driver role with simulation duties.

Racing again this year, eight times in the WEC series, could put Schumacher back in the shop window for F1 teams.

He described his new WEC opportunity: "Having a roof over your head and not being able to see the tyres from the cockpit is something I'm not familiar with.

“There are a few things that are new to me.

“There will also be GT3 and LMP3 cars on the track at the same time.

"It will be unusual and a challenge. But I'm really looking forward to it.

"What will be a big factor in particular is tyre management.

“We start off with cold tyres and have to keep them alive for two stints.

“That requires a lot of control and self-control not to simply burn the tyre. That can also be helpful when we hopefully go back to Formula 1 at some point.”

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