This is what Mick Schumacher has changed his Twitter profile picture to

Mick Schumacher will serve as Mercedes’ third driver in 2023, with his father’s former team taking the young German under their wing following his release from Haas.

The sporting world ground to a halt in 2013, when it was announced the legendary Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher was in critical condition following a skiing accident.

The German survived the incident but suffered severe brain injuries, forcing the seven-time world champion into a coma, leaving the world with no idea if he would ever recover.

Since awaking from this coma, the German was moved to be with his family in Switzerland, where he has been kept out of the public eye by his family, who wish to protect the 54-year-old as he slowly recovers from the accident.

Heartbreakingly, Schumacher was never able to see his son Mick race in Formula 1, as the youngster made his F1 debut in 2021 and has spent the last two years racing for Haas.

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23-year-old Mick Schumacher has now posted a photo of himself with his father from when he was younger to his Twitter followers, changing his profile photo to this image.

This change in profile photo accumulated 70,000 likes, as fans reacted to the image of Michael Schumacher holding his young son up in the air with a flurry of messages of support for the German.

Not much is known about the condition of Michael Schumacher, as his family keep his recovery status very secret and limit who is able to see him to a very small group of close friends.

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The Schumacher family have said that “Michael is here. Different, but here,” when asked about the condition of the legendary racing driver, going on to explain that they simple want to protect him the way he used to protect them.

Mick has formed a very strong bond with Sebastian Vettel during his time in Formula 1, with the 35-year-old being somewhat of a mentor for him, in the same was Schumacher took Vettel under his wing all those years ago.

Having been released from Haas and the end of last season, Toto Wolff has brought Mick Schumacher to Mercedes to replace Nyck de Vries as the team’s reserve driver, allowing him to learn from some of the best in the business before he hunts for a return to the grid.