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Wolff won't make signing Schumacher a priority

2nd January 2019, 15:55 by Simon Barlow

Mercedes have not offered Mick Schumacher a place in its driver development program with Toto Wolff claiming there is "little space".

The 19-year-old has been linked to his father Michael Schumacher's last teams - Ferrari and Mercedes - following a successful 2018 season in Formula 3 in which he won eight of 30 races and lifted the championship.

Bild am Sonntag newspaper asked Mercedes boss Wolff if Schumacher had been offered a deal.

"Mick won his Formula 3 title with a Mercedes engine, but for now, you have to give him time to develop," said Wolff.

Told that Schumacher is apparently also wanted by Ferrari's driver academy, Wolff did not sound as though he thought the two grid rivals were going to get into a messy scrap for his signature.

"There is currently little space in our junior program," Wolff replied. "My priority is to find a seat for Esteban Ocon in 2020."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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