Mick Schumacher to Mercedes as future replacement for Nico Rosberg?
Formula 4 rising star Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, is expected to sign a developmental deal with Mercedes to drive in the Formula 3 series for 2017. This surprising development comes on the heels of current Formula 1 champion, Nico Rosberg, announcing his retirement from the global racing series late last week. While the 17-yr-old prodigy will need more seasoning before racing at open wheel’s highest level, Mercedes appears eager to pen a deal with the young Schumacher before a slot opens at Ferrari.
Rumors started to swirl when Mick Schumacher was spotted wearing a Mercedes jacket during Nico Rosberg’s victory parade that took place at the Mercedes factory in Sindelfingen. Schumacher currently leads the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 rankings with two wins on the season. Michael Schumacher finished his storied career at Mercedes after racing eleven years for Ferrari. Schumacher accumulated 7 World Championship titles, 91 Grand Prix victories, 68 career poles, 155 podium appearances and 77 Fastest Lap distinctions during his 21-year career in Formula 1.