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Mick Schumacher

Wolff: Mick has the potential to sit in a top car

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff offers his views on Haas newcomer Mick Schumacher offering some very high praise.

Mick Schumacher's upcoming F1 debut has been generating a lot of headlines around Formula 1. The latest person to share his opinion on the matter is Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.

Wolff offers some high praise for the German complimenting his attitude and confidence.

"I see Mick as a confident (but not overconfident) young driver, who knows what he can do and who knows that he needs his time," said Wolff speaking to Germany's RTL.

"Now it's about taking the pressure off his shoulders, letting him drive. He is with Haas in a team where he can learn."

The Austrian goes on to state that he sees a bright future in Formula 1 for the second generation Schumacher.

"Mick has the talent and intelligence to make his way in a top team and compete for race wins and maybe championships in the future," Wolff said.

Wolff also discusses if that "top team" will be Mercedes, a team Mick's father ended his career with.

That's exactly the pressure I don't want to put on Mick. If I deliver the headline now "One day Mick will be in the Mercedes", it doesn't make sense at this point," Wolff explains.

"Mick definitely has the potential to sit in a top car & why not in a Mercedes, but he has to go his way. You have to give him time.

"Only when a driver has the experience, doesn't make big mistakes anymore, convert the speed, then he can bring in big successes in a top car."


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