German and now Mercedes reserve driver, Mick Schumacher, has disclosed his pivotal role in supporting the dynamic duo of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell as they gear up for each thrilling grand prix weekend.
Embracing his position as a test and reserve driver at Mercedes, the 24-year-old finds himself in the team where his legendary father concluded his illustrious Formula 1 career.
Mick Schumacher, driven by the desire to reclaim his rightful place in the realm of Formula 1, views his move to Mercedes as a promising opportunity to secure a permanent return to the pinnacle of motorsport.
With Toto Wolff, the mastermind behind Mercedes’ success, displaying keen interest in placing the talented driver in a race seat from 2024 onwards, Schumacher’s dreams edge closer to reality.
While whispers suggest Williams is a potential destination if Logan Sargeant’s struggles persist, the specifics of any agreement between the two parties remain unconfirmed.
In a video released on the official Mercedes YouTube channel, Mick Schumacher pulls back the curtain and offers a rare glimpse of his supporting role, he said: “Mostly it is really just about trying to get all the setups that the drivers want me to try into the simulator.
“Then I drive it. Then we see the data, we can compare it to the other setups.
“It is an actual feeling and the sim is good enough for me to really feel that out and filter it out. So it is not only lap time, but it is actually feeling and the data itself.”
In a revealing conversation, Schumacher delves into the invaluable lessons he has gained from his recent experience, and shares how these insights will serve as a catalyst for his eagerly anticipated full-time return to the world of Formula 1.
“When I joined the team it was clear that I would learn a whole bunch of new things and I feel like I’ve gathered so much information already, not only on track but also off track and all those little fine details.
“When I get back into the car and into a full-time race seat that I’ll for sure be using.”