Toto Wolff Rescues Mick Schumacher From “Brutal” F1 By Providing Mercedes Shelter

Published 12/16/2022, 7:40 AM EST

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The Mick Schumacher news regarding joining forces with the Silver Arrows took the F1 community by surprise. Mick Schumacher, a former Haas racer, was unwillingly bidding goodbye to the F1 grid as he lost his seat with the season of 2022 coming to an end. Mercedes’ main man, Toto Wolff, came to the young German’s rescue.

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According to the Silver Arrows chief, the German was dealt with the wrong cards in the F1 world. The world of F1 is rather ruthless, and he believes that it can weigh heavily on you, with all the pressures that it entails. Wolff empathizes with Schumacher and credits him for being talented and focused irrespective.

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In an interview, he said, “I really like Mick and I like the family, how they have raised their kids with this unbelievably famous name, and I think he deserves a chance. He won the junior series, and that is not easy.”

“Things can go against you in your first years in Formula 1 and he was under pressure to deliver and that doesn’t help and Formula 1 is brutal,” he added.

He concluded by stating that the year off would contribute to him making a well-informed decision regarding his driving career, much like Daniel Ricciardo. The break would provide perspective and would take the pressure off- which might just be essential for the young lad at this point in life.

In a candid interview with F1, Mick Schumacher expressed his excitement to be a part of Mercedes for his next chapter in F1

Mick Schumacher on his new role at the Silver Arrows

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The promising talent has had a rather hard year with Haas. Walking on eggshells, and living in the fear of losing his seat; that eventually came to actualization. Mercedes has given the German boy a second chance in his driving career.

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Expressing his feeling about his new beginnings, Schumacher said“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. 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.”

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Nida Chakraborty

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Nida Chakraborty is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. After completing her undergrad from St Xavier's College with a degree in Psychology, she had gone on to take up multiple journalistic ventures in Radio and Television. Not only has she been a producer for Fever 104 FM, one of India's leading FM radio stations, but she has also worked for MTV and Channel V.
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