There is also speculation in Formula 1 about Williams as a possible new racing team for Mick Schumacher.

The traditional team from England has given a cockpit for several years to Alexander Albon (26) from Thailand. Canadian Nicholas Latifi (27), on the other hand, is a strike candidate for 2023 despite a lavish dowry.

“The problem is: if I express an opinion on this, they do exactly the opposite. So it’s best I say nothing at all,” Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said with a laugh about the speculation about Williams and Schumacher. Mercedes supplies Williams with engines. Mick Schumacher’s father, record world champion Michael Schumacher, drove for the Silver Arrows before his career ended.

Mick Schumacher is a “great kid” and “definitely someone who deserves to drive in Formula 1”, Wolff continued. The 23-year-old’s contract with Haas expires at the end of the year. The US team has the Dane Kevin Magnussen fixed for the coming season, and is playing for time with the second regular cockpit. “We are not in a hurry,” emphasised team boss Günther Steiner at the Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort last weekend.