Mick Schumacher has returned to the seat of a Formula 1 car for the first time since last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
After two seasons with Haas, the US-owned squad opted to drop the German and sign the experienced Nico Hulkenberg for 2023.
Schumacher took refuge at Mercedes and signed as its reserve driver for the 2023 campaign.
On Wednesday, following the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, Schumacher got behind the wheel of Mercedes’ W14 challenger in Barcelona as part of a tyre test for Pirelli.
Schumacher took over driving duties from George Russell, who was in the car on Tuesday.
Schumacher is targeting a full-time return to the grid next year, however Mercedes boss Toto Wolff recently stated that it is an “unlikely” situation to unfold.
However, Wolff highlighted that 2025 could present more opportunities for Schumacher.
The 2020 Formula 2 champion was praised by Lewis Hamilton and Russell after the Spanish Grand Prix, as the duo praised Schumacher for his simulator work during the race weekend.
After a difficult start to the year, Mercedes enjoyed its most competitive race to date in Barcelona, scoring its first double-podium of the campaign.