‘One day, Mick will be in the Mercedes’- Toto Wolff says that there is no point of dropping this statement for the headline’s sake.
Mick Schumacher with his 2020 performances, has influenced his bosses at Ferrari and allowed them to see a bright prospect in him. But there are other fish in the pond, who would be delighted to have his services, provided he stands up to his potential.
Toto Wolff’s Mercedes currently better destination than Ferrari could also draw interest in him. Still, the team principal of reigning champions says that there is a long way for the youngster before Mercedes decides to go after him.
Speaking to RTL, the Austrian said: “That’s exactly the pressure I don’t want to put on Mick. If I deliver the headline now ‘One day Mick will be in the Mercedes’; it doesn’t make sense at this point.”
“Mick definitely has the potential to sit in a top car and why not in a Mercedes, but he has to go his way. You have to give him time. Only when a driver has the experience, doesn’t make big mistakes anymore, convert the speed, then he can bring in big successes in a top car.”
Mick Schumacher is confident and young.
Schumacher who participated in Ferrari’s Fiorano test this week has impressed Wolff with his F2 2020 Championship victory, which fetched him a seat at Haas. The Austrian thinks it’s the right place for him to start his career.
“I see Mick as a confident young driver, who knows what he can do and who knows that he needs his time,” Wolff said. “Now it’s about taking the pressure off his shoulders, letting him drive. He is with Haas in a team where he can learn.”
He added: “Mick has the talent and intelligence to make his way in a top team and compete for race wins and maybe championships in the future.”
“The most important thing is to take the pressure off Mick’s shoulders. Of course, he has the great name of the best F1 driver of all time with a strong personality. But Mick is doing very well.”