• Michael Schumacher to take position at Mercedes-Benz helping with testing and development of Mercedes and AMG road cars

      So, retirement from professional racing for Michael Schumacher is not all that bad. As you know Schumacher announced his retirement from Formula 1 last year after Mercedes-Benz signed Lewis Hamilton. There were questions as to whether Schumacher would move to another series or take on some other capacity. Schumacher will officially take up a role which has not been specified with Mercedes-Benz road cars although one can assume he will be doing test driving and giving feedback much in a similar manner to Walter Rohrl for Porsche.

      Schumacher will also spend time as a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz as well as AMG and likely be a figure at debuts and parties for Mercedes-Benz. Not all that bad of a gig after being one of the best drivers in the world, eh?


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      1. mkodama's Avatar
        mkodama -
        Ha, funny picture.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Merc loses their chassis guy AND gains schumie... looks like a good future ahead for them then.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        Merc loses their chassis guy AND gains schumie... looks like a good future ahead for them then.
        I hope you're being sarcastic.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I hope you're being sarcastic.
        little of column a, little of column b haha.. i see schumacher is a big gain, and 'loss of chassis guru' to be recoverable.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        little of column a, little of column b haha.. i see schumacher is a big gain, and 'loss of chassis guru' to be recoverable.
        Schumacher is just a publicity toy to be trotted out for the most part. He's no chassis engineer...
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Schumacher is just a publicity toy to be trotted out for the most part. He's no chassis engineer...
        I'd hope with years of racing experience he'd be a fairly decent and helpful test driver :/
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        I'd hope with years of racing experience he'd be a fairly decent and helpful test driver :/
        Test driver? Yes.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Test driver? Yes.
        i didn't mean he would be a chassis engineer

        i hope he wouldn't be, that would be an odd move.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        i didn't mean he would be a chassis engineer

        i hope he wouldn't be, that would be an odd move.
        I know I'm just saying he doesn't make up for the loss but it's obviously cool to have him.
      1. bogdan_mb's Avatar
        bogdan_mb -
        Gaining Schumi is a good hit for AMG & Merc image .

        But loosing that engineer to BMW & VW is a bad move from technical point of view and also makes pretty bad for their image.