The young German pilot of 17 years, Mick Schumacher, is one of the objectives of Mercedes young driver program. The own Toto Wolff has acknowledged in statements to the Gazzetta dello Sport that, if you make a season successful in the Formula 3, will become a potential target for Mercedes.
Wollf recognizes that Mick Schumacher, son of heptacampeón of Formula 1, “it’s a great pilot and a really nice guy. We are in heart with your family and we will follow with interest their progress in F3, where you will have a Mercedes engine. If it does well, it is clear that we are interested in for the future”, said the head of the racing division of the German brand.
The own Schumacher recognizes that his primary goal is to reach Formula 1 and become a champion and he is aware that, to achieve this, you need to perform at a good level at the European Championship of Formula 3 in 2017 to be played with Prema, the team that has made champion in 2016 Lance Stroll. “As all pilots, I want to become World Champion of Formula 1. Formula 3 represents the next step in my career as a pilot. It will be a challenge, but the tests that I have taken part in the last few weeks have shown that the car is pleasant to drive. All the big names have passed through this category. From a professional point of view, to me a little more to the Formula 1, so it will be a little more difficult”, said Mick in a statement to the Bild German.
Mick Schumacher has already contested two seasons of Formula 4, participating this year in the German championship and Italian with Prema and being proclaimed runner-up in both contests.