This race weekend will be a very different one for Mick Schumacher and the other drivers. For the first time, the sprint race will be tested, and the traditional qualifying will be anticipated to Friday.
The German admitted that he will approach things differently this race weekend. The sprint race will be tested for the first time on Saturday at Silverstone, with qualifying being held on Friday, which will make up the grid for Saturday.
This will also change the practice times, as only one practice session will be held on Friday and one before the sprint race on Saturday. Schumacher is now also expecting repercussions.
“I think that with the new qualifying format, we will definitely need to approach the weekend differently.”
“We only have one free practice session to set up the car how we want it to be for the whole weekend. In FP2 we will try and learn something for the main event, but it will definitely be very different, it’s going to be interesting.”
Despite the changes, the son of the seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is looking forward to the race at Silverstone.
“Silverstone in general is a very interesting track. There are lots of high-speed places but also it’s a very technical track with the last chicane, so racing is very difficult.”
“We have long corners which makes it difficult to follow, but I’ve always enjoyed going to Silverstone. The fans are great but also the track and the history of it is amazing, so I’m really looking forward to it.”
The 22-year-old can look back on a couple of good race weekends. He also puts this down to the team.
“We’ve had a few very good qualifying sessions and races at the past few events. I think it’s down to us working as a team really well together and understanding the car better.”
“It’s really the work we’ve put in these last weeks and months that have brought us to this place, and also a bit of luck in some places like Baku.”