May27 (GMM) Toto Wolff admits Mick Schumacher may not be able to return to the Formula 1 grid in 2024.
It was rumored that the 24-year-old German, who lost his Haas race seat at the end of last season, could replace struggling rookie Logan Sargeant at the Mercedes-powered Williams.
Schumacher is currently Mercedes’ full-time reserve driver.
“It’s a tricky situation,” said team boss Wolff, “because the cockpits are taken with you.
“I would like Mick to take the place he deserves, but the situation in 2024 is very unfavorable.
“A few doors will open in 2025,” he told Sky Deutschland, “and we’ll have to see how things develop at Williams.
“But it’s not easy,” admitted Wolff.
The Mercedes team boss also said he would try to keep Schumacher’s quest to return to Formula 1 as little as possible for now.
“We have to be careful because if we support Mick too much, there will be those who want to make it especially hard for him to come out of his holes,” said Wolff.