Mick Schumacher's Comments on Red Bull's Pace Reignite Rivalry with Mercedes

Mick Schumacher’s Comments on Red Bull’s Pace Reignite Rivalry with Mercedes

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has dismissed Helmut Marko’s recent claims that his involvement in politics cost Mick Schumacher a chance with Red Bull for the 2023 Formula 1 season. Schumacher, the son of seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, currently serves as Mercedes’ reserve driver after losing his race seat with Haas at the end of last year.

Despite Franz Tost, team principal of Red Bull’s B team AlphaTauri, expressing admiration for Schumacher and attempting to sign him, Red Bull management rejected the move. Marko shed more light on the situation, stating that Wolff sought a meeting with Red Bull CEO Oliver Mintzlaff to explore opportunities for Schumacher in 2023. However, Marko claimed that the topic was dropped after Wolff allegedly engaged in politics against Red Bull at the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile).