Mick Schumacher should be left alone

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What will Mick Schumacher do in 2023? After joining Haas in 2021, the son of the seven-time world champion seems to be pushed out by the American team, which is eyeing Antonio Giovinazzi. And since Schumacher is no longer expected to be part of the Ferrari Driver Academy at the end of the 2022 season, the Prancing Horse will not help him bounce back.

The latest rumors place the German driver in competition for a position at Williams or Alpine, Esteban Ocon having praised his merits to the staff of the French team. While waiting for his situation to be resolved, Schumacher is putting in a string of good performances with Haas. Having seen off teammate Kevin Magnussen nine times this season, he has made four appearances in Q3 and scored his first F1 points earlier this summer.

In a recent exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, Jean Todt, who has known Mick Schumacher since he was a youngster because of his close relationship with his father during his time at Ferrari, showered him with praise.

"He is a fantastic boy, he is really someone with values, principles, he is humble," said the former FIA president. "He has done great things, he was F3 champion, F2 champion. He's doing well now, after overcoming a difficult start to the season."

Todt also praised Schumacher's recent performance while asking for patience with the German. He said the relative competitiveness of the Haas VF-22 does not allow him to show the extent of his talent, so it is necessary to minimize the expectations placed on him.

"Formula 1 is about having the best car, the best team, and then the best driver. So at the moment, unfortunately, he hasn't got the whole package yet. But the team has made progress this year, he's had some very good races, he's finally been able to score some points. So I think we should leave him alone and let him do his best. And I hope he can enjoy driving a competitive car."



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