Toto Wolff bemused as Mick Schumacher ‘joins’ Mercedes

Mick Schumacher got a little lost in Canada last weekend.

Haas driver Mick Schumacher strolled into the Mercedes garage during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend, much to the bemusement of team principal Toto Wolff.

The Mercedes social media admin was asking motorsport communications director Bradley Lord what was happening in the session but, before he could answer, he spotted a lost Haas driver walking through their garage.

The camera then panned to a confused looking Wolff, who quickly turned his attentions back to the on-track action.

Mick’s father, Michael, raced with Mercedes for three years between 2010 and 2012, achieving a podium finish at the European Grand Prix in the latter of those years.

Last weekend started off relatively poorly for Mercedes as they once again struggled with bouncing on Friday but, after raising the ride height and removing the additional stay they had been permitted by the FIA, Sir Lewis Hamilton qualified fourth before managing his second podium of the season in third.

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Team-mate George Russell, meanwhile, took a gamble by going onto Slicks at the end of qualifying, but it was ultimately too big a risk, as he span at Turn One, leaving him eighth on the timing screens.

The Briton recovered the lost ground during the race and ended up in P4 behind his team-mate.

One of the drivers in front of Russell at the start was Schumacher after he and team-mate Kevin Magnussen equalled their best-ever qualifying result by locking out the third row, but the Dane was forced to pit by the stewards when a bit of front wing left dangling off his car following contact with Hamilton on the opening lap.

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Schumacher’s scoreless run in Formula 1 continued when he retired from the race with a reliability failure, making for another frustrating afternoon for the American outfit.

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“We had a PU issue which is obviously very unfortunate because I think we were doing a good race to that point,” explained Schumacher, quoted by Planet F1.

“Our feeling in the car was great and I think that the pace was looking not too bad either. So quite upsetting but we still have a few more races to go.

“I think in terms of pace yesterday but also today, it looked very strong so it’s a good thing. 

“We can take it away from here and put it into play for Silverstone.”