Toto Wolff lobbies for Mick Schumacher seat as he aims to ‘convince’ team boss

Mick Schumacher drives his father’s Ferrari F2003-GA in October

Toto Wolff is pushing for Mick Schumacher to make an F1 return at Williams, according to reports. German media have claimed Logan Sargeant’s F1 future may be under threat with Williams bosses thought to be dissatisfied with his performances.

F1Mania feels that performances at the next three races in Imola, Monaco and Barcelona could decide his future. But, the American could be axed ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix if he doesn’t improve with Wolff believed to be pushing for the squad to take on Schumacher.

According to Sport1, Sargeant’s dismissal could see a revival for Schumacher with Wolff thought to be lobbying ex-colleague Vowles to take him on. Wolff snapped up Schumacher as the team’s reserve driver after he was axed by Haas at the end of last season.

The Mercedes chief has previously praised Schumacher’s ability and felt his career was nowhere near finished. He also stressed Mercedes would be happy to let Schumacher go at some stage to ensure he got an opportunity to race.

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Ahead of the new season, Wolff explained: “You can see his junior career track record was very good and I believe that if we can give him a safe environment to further develop, he can be a good racing driver in a permanent seat in the future. In the same way we have let Nyck de Vries go in order for him to achieve a career, that could be something that could happen to Mick.

“Whether it is in our team or letting him go somewhere else, we don’t know at this stage.” Sargeant is one of just two drivers not to score any points this season alongside AlphaTauri’s Nyck de Vries.

The 22-year-old has also been involved in a series of incidents including a massive crash in Baku which stopped him from starting the Azerbaijan sprint race.

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Vowles has previously suggested he never rated the American star but recently revealed he had been proven wrong. The Williams boss said: “I now have the ability to look at his data, and he is here on merit

“As a result of Williams investing correctly in him, he’s now a professional, deserving driver on the grid. He came to Mercedes as a sim evaluation [driver] and I was interested in looking at him because he had performance, especially when you go back to his Formula 3 performance in an average team

“At the time in Mercedes, we had a good suite of drivers, so that was where my relationship with him ended. Williams funded him because they had deep belief that he was the real deal, so it just shows you that in my previous life I was wrong and Williams were right.”

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