A new Mercedes plan for Mick Schumacher

As the son of legendary Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, Mick Schumacher is now primed to follow in his father's footsteps with the announcement of this new Mercedes plan.

For the next F1 2023 European rounds, Mercedes is reportedly going to change Mick Schumacher's timetable.


Following the first three races of the season, which included a month-long break due to the cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix, both the teams and drivers are reflecting on their performances. The most recent race took place in Australia. Furthermore, Schumacher, who was released by Haas and took up a reserve position with Mercedes this season, has been surprised by the level of work and communication among the Mercedes engineers, which he describes as a “shock.”

Hopefully, what follows will be less of a shock to the system since Mercedes is apparently preparing to adjust the way he supports the team for the European portion of the season. From the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix onward, Schumacher will stay at Mercedes' Brackley base on Friday and log simulator laps to assist the racing team with setup work at the track, according to the German auto magazine Auto Motor und Sport.

For instance, according to the rumoured revised timetable, Schumacher will spend the first day of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in the simulator before flying to Imola to join the race team on Saturday. The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is scheduled for May 19–21.

At that point, Schumacher is on-site in his usual capacity, supporting the Mercedes team in the background, as he has done for the Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Australia race weekends so far this season. However, he will be present should Mercedes or McLaren run into a driver issue and need him to step in.

Prior to Imola, Formula 1 will make a few more stops, the first of which will be the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit in 2023. A possible new version of the F1 sprint format will be used here for the first time this season; according to reports, changes that would turn the Saturday sprint into a stand-alone event have been agreed upon and are pending clearance.

As the first of three stops in the United States this season, Formula 1 makes its way from Baku to Miami for its second trip to the Miami International Autodrome. And according to Auto Motor und Sport, Schumacher has already assisted Mercedes in its simulator preparation for these races. Mercedes ranks third in the Constructors' standings as they head to Baku. They are trailing nine points behind Aston Martin and 67 points behind the leading Red Bull team.