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Mick Schumacher, Mercedes
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Formula 1 Mexico City GP
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Why Schumacher’s year out of racing has been no less busy

Currently out of a race drive – temporarily, he hopes – Mick Schumacher is working the simulator at Mercedes and playing a key role in Lewis Hamilton and George Russell’s race weekends, OLEG KARPOV discovers. But will this provide a route back in?

Ever felt like taking a nap while watching the first practice session of a Formula 1 Grand Prix?

If so, you may as well apply for a job as reserve and simulator driver for an F1 team – provided, of course, you can handle 1000bhp four-wheelers and don’t get dizzy from being bounced around inside a carbon fibre capsule on pneumatic rods for hours on end.

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