Fans spot Mick Schumacher’s touching tribute to his dad Michael on helmet at Mercedes car launch | The Sun
MICK SCHUMACHER paid a touching tribute to his father at Mercedes' car launch.
The F1 team unveiled the new-look car for the 2023 season on Wednesday.
And Schumacher paid tribute to his dad by wearing the same helmet as seven-time champion Michael.
The gold helmet was adorned with black stars on the top and has a Mercedes logo in the middle.
Mick posed for photos with his helmet as Mercedes showed off their brand new car.
The new W14 car sees Mercedes return to a striking black livery.
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Schumacher senior, 54, drove for Mercedes at the end of his career between 2010-2012.
And now his son is part of the team, signing up as the third driver following his exit from Haas.
The deal is a lifeline for Schumacher, who will also serve as back-up to Sir Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.
Speaking ahead of the car's launch, team principal Toto Wolff said: "Last year was difficult but it came with lots of learnings.
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"I hope 2023 will be proof that we have understood how to unravel the problems and improve the package of the car."
He then continued: "W13 certainly had performance which we never were able to unlock and put all its downforce on the ground.
"Our car performed very well at the end of the season.
"However, we still had the famous bouncing at some circuits and the car never gave the drivers good feedback, which limited them in being able to really push.
"We have tried to keep all the goodness of the W13 and address its weaknesses."
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