Wolff confirms Schumacher to drive Mercedes

Schumacher will finally be at the wheel of the Mercedes W14 for the Pirelli tests in Barcelona. German driver Mick Schumacher will take the wheel of the Mercedes W14 for the 2023 season for the first time on track during a Pirelli test day at the Barcelona circuit following the Spanish Grand Prix.

The Mercedes team’s reserve driver, German Mick Schumacher, will have the opportunity to drive the single-seater for the 2023 season during a test day organised by Pirelli in Barcelona following the Spanish Grand Prix which takes place this weekend from June 02 to 04 in Catalonia.


The young German driver – who left the Haas team at the end of last year, where he had spent two seasons as a regular driver – joined the Mercedes team at the start of the year as a reserve driver. I

n this capacity, Schumacher Jr plays an important role in the development of the W14, doing regular work in the team’s simulator at Brackley.


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Mick takes the wheel

But after many hours spent in the simulator, Mercedes decided to offer him the opportunity to take the wheel of the 2023 single-seater driven by Lewis Hamilton and George Russell during a test organised after the Spanish Grand Prix by Pirelli, F1’s sole manufacturer, specifically on June 7.

“After the [Spanish] Grand Prix weekend, Mick will also get his first taste of the real world in the W14 on the second day of the Pirelli tyre test,” confirmed Mercedes boss Toto Wolff on the eve of the Spanish GP.



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“He has done a great job with the team so far, working hard in the simulator and making a valuable contribution on track.”

“We’re looking forward to him taking his first steps on track this year, and it will certainly help him in his role as reserve driver.”

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