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Schumacher responds to Aston Martin rumours: Never say never

Mick Schumacher has addressed speculation linking him to Aston Martin in the wake of Sebastian Vettel's announcement that he will be retiring from F1.

Mick Schumacher has not ruled himself out of a switch from Haas to Aston Martin for the 2023 season, after Sebastian Vettel retires. Vettel made headlines around the world ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix as he announced that he will be retiring at the end of the current campaign. Amid the tributes flooding in for the four-time World Champion, talk also turned to who could replace him at Aston Martin when he vacates his seat. One of the names in the mix is Schumacher, with Vettel describing the 23-year-old as a "great driver" who "keeps learning".

Schumacher addresses Aston Martin speculation

As he faced the media in Hungary, Schumacher was asked about the rumours and Vettel's positive comments. "I think there's still lots to do here [at Haas], so that's where my focus lies at the moment," he told media including RacingNews365.com . Pushed on whether that means he cannot see himself at Aston Martin next season, Schumacher left the door open. "I never say never, but obviously my focus is Budapest right now," he commented. "What happens, we will see. Again, if there's anything that we have a feeling we need to share, we'll share it at the right moment."

Schumacher's links with the Stroll family

Off the track, Schumacher's family have a long-standing relationship with Aston Martin Chairman Lawrence Stroll. An investor in several clothing designers, Stroll brought the Tommy Hilfiger brand to Ferrari during Michael Schumacher's spell at the team. When asked by RacingNews365.com about his relationship with the Stroll camp, Schumacher said: "We've always been good with each other. Also already back in karting, he's always taken care of me."

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