June 16, 2024

Schumacher made a strange mistake – the racing team responded

From 2023, Mick Schumacher will no longer be driving for owner Gene Haas’ racing team, but as a reserve driver for the Mercedes Formula 1 team.Photo: www.imago-images.de / imago images

Formula 1

Laura Schieble

For a long time, it was uncertain whether Mick Schumacher would still be next year Formula 1 will drive. For many, the change to Formula E, for example, was already taken for granted. After a long back-and-forth, the 23-year-old is yet to secure a contract with Haas after the 2022 season. Instead, Mick Schumacher’s son will be the reserve driver for the Mercedes racing team. Where his father ended his career.

Now a video from the summer has surfaced. At the Canadian Grand Prix, which will be held in Montreal in June 2022, Mick Schumacher made a strange mistake. Mercedes took this as an opportunity to tease its new third driver.

Formula 1 2022: GILLES-VILLENEUVE CANADIAN GP, CANADA - JUNE 19: Mick Schumacher, Haas F1 Team, is on the grid with the engineers during the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday, June 19th...

Mick Schumacher had to prematurely park his Haas at the Canadian Grand Prix due to technical problems.Photo: IMAGO/Motorsport Images

Mick Schumacher confused the Mercedes team about boss Toto Wolff

The race in Montreal was rather unfortunate for Mick Schumacher. The 23-year-old stopped on the side of the track on the 20th lap. Perhaps the reason was technical problems. At the time, the son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher was eighth and could have scored points for the first time this season based on his performance so far.

But off the racetrack, Schumacher’s work has caused much confusion – with his new racing team Mercedes later. The Haas driver accidentally crashed not into his team’s garage but into the Mercedes garage.

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Mercedes is now back in action again after Schumacher’s official change-up, and made funny comments.

Mercedes F1 Team wrote: “Now everything makes sense” Social media. Featuring: Photographer W influencers Paul Rybke between a confused engineer exclaiming: “Mick Schumacher just walked into our garage” and team boss Toto Wolff.

He accepted the strange incident with a mixture of confusion and composure. However, his reaction caused funny comments from fans below the video.

Fans suspect: This may be a harbinger of change

One user on YouTube suspects: “He accidentally knew all the secrets of Mercedes and they couldn’t help but sign him.” Another writes: “It wasn’t a mistake, it was a hint.”

Comments on Instagram Take a similar line. “He really showed his change,” one fan writes. Another user just comments: “Yeah, yeah, I’ll leave my order here, Toto, okay?” A fan explains Toto Wolf’s appearance with the words: “Toto’s mind: we keep it.”