(Motorsport-Total.com) – For a few days there have been rumors in Formula 1 that Aston Martin might be interested in signing Mick Schumacher. If Sebastian Vettel ends his career after his current contract expires at the end of the season – and that wouldn’t be surprising as of today – then, as Motorsport.com Italia first reported on Motorsport Network Research, Schumacher is the favorite to succeed him.
Supposedly Mick Schumacher won’t be averse to changing the team
There are several reasons for this. First: Schumacher’s passport and family name. Aston Martin is in dire need of draft horses in Germany. In April, only 26 new vehicles were registered by the traditional brand in Germany; January to April 112. For comparison: Even Ferrari, a very expensive brand, will have 547 new registrations by April 2022.
Second: According to reports, owner Lawrence Stroll could imagine selling his team to Audi. Motorsport-Total.com first reported on this on April 7. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Dies has stated that he would like a German driver. Stroll may want to increase his chances of a sale by offering a German product named Schumacher in the package.
Stroll is looking for a colleague who can beat him
Third: Father’s outing. He originally started his Formula 1 project primarily because of his son. Lance is supposed to be the Formula 1 world champion one day. It goes so far that Stroll Sr. He wanted to convince his old friend Toto Wolff to take Stroll jun. Instead of signing with George Russell, he also hears Barn. Since that did not happen, rumor says, the friendship broke up.
Much is still subject to the success of the son. A teammate against him is John Stroll. Tends to have no chance of that out of the question. This speaks on behalf of Mick Schumacher and against Fernando Alonso, who according to media reports is also on the shopping list, if Alpine decides to opt for youngsters (Oscar Piastre) and not extend Alonso’s contract.
Hardly anyone in the industry could imagine Vettel staying with Aston Martin and signing a new contract again. The fact that the Saudi Oil Company became the team’s new main sponsor has nothing to do with Vettel’s environmental agenda. and Stroll Sr. One hears that Vettel’s penetrating commitment gets on your nerves.
Aston Martin: No official statement
Aston Martin has not officially commented on the interest in Schumacher. However, the fact that Aston Martin has asked so many drivers around 2023 is a fact – and suggests that Vettel’s continued career at this team is unlikely. Because Stroll Jr. It is set in one of the two cockpits.
Mick’s uncle, Ralf Schumacher, does not rule out Schumacher’s version of Aston Martin: “Mick was really fast in some races, but then he was unlucky. Sometimes he made mistakes, no doubt. But the Formula 1 driver is very young and he still has two years of experience. Under his belt, that has value.”
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Haas has to come up with something for Sky expert Ralf Schumacher so that Mick can finally score points in Monaco.
The Sky expert also notes that “it’s not just Aston Martin who cares about it.” A potential new team owner from Germany could also play a role. Ralf Schumacher is convinced: “Audi will be there.” And it could be part of Stroll’s plan to “make his team more attractive” with Mick for Audi.
Ferrari must agree to the change
The entire master plan has only one big catch: Mick Schumacher is a tiny Ferrari driver. However, Ferrari can’t offer him any other place for 2023 than in the Haas cockpit. And after two years of using Schumacher, another Ferrari junior is said to be getting a chance. For example, Robert Schwarzman. So it would be conceivable to release Schumacher.
However, as of today, this is all just guesswork, linked to many variables that should all fit together in the end. Ralf Schumacher believes the transfer market will only gain real momentum “in August or September”. Because July 31, the start of summer vacation, is an important deadline in many decades.