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Schumacher on standby for struggling Sargeant

The German has said that he would be open to a move to Williams should the team want his services in the future.

Mick Schumacher has stated that he is on standby should Williams need him if they chose to replace Logan Sargeant during the season. The American had a difficult start to his debut season at the team and has yet to score a point so far, while teammate Alex Albon has scored seven points for the team. The race in Canada was Sargeant's first retirement due to an unknown issue, with Bahrain being his highest finishing position in 12th. Schumacher is the official reserve driver for Mercedes, but given their engine partnership with Williams he could be drafted in to any of their customer teams should they want him. "I'm always ready. Believe me, I'm working very hard to hopefully be back in the car soon," he told German TV RTL . When asked if he would make the switch to Williams should they feel Sargeant is underperforming, he said: "I would do it."

Schumacher: Unlikely Williams switch could happen

So far Sargeant has shown that he is capable of mixing up with the midfield pack, however small rookie mistakes often set him back during weekends. Schumacher was cautious to draw to any conclusions on whether Williams would seek out his services, but he does see it as a "good option" for the future. "It is unlikely that something like this will happen. After all, there are also contracts that are usually adhered to. Basically, I believe that every team is a good option."

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