Red Bull's Marko responds to Mick Schumacher rumors


Young charger Mick Schumacher enjoyed a triumphant 'hat-trick' weekend at the Nurburgring recently, fueling rumors the 19-year-old has been was put on Toro Rosso's shortlist.

The son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher blitzed the field in all three rounds of the FIA European F3 event held in Germany last weekend.

Schumacher appears to have enjoyed a breakthrough moment and his sudden performance surge has put him in contention for the title with six races to go.

"After the first win in Spa, something happened. I don't know what," Schumacher said last Sunday.

However, reports of his possible graduation to F1 next season with Toro Rosso are greatly exaggerated said Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko.

"Mick is not on our list," the Austrian told Germany's Auto Bild.
"We do not have any contact with him at all."

FIA president Jean Todt, who has remained close to the Schumacher family, believes patience is a virtue when it comes to the young driver's F1 ambitions.

"He is a great driver, but he still has a lot to learn. We have to give him time," Toldt told Sport Bild.

"He's under pressure because the expectations are high."

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