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Schumacher sets out plan for staying 'race fit' in 2023

Mick Schumacher has explained how he plans to stay sharp in 2023, with the Mercedes reserve driver confirming that he has already hit the track this year.

Mick Schumacher has stated his intention to be 'even fitter' during the 2023 season, and explained how he intends to keep mentally sharp. The Mercedes F1 reserve driver faces a year on the sidelines after being dropped by Haas for 2023, and will participate in some test sessions for the team, alongside simulator work. Schumacher was asked by RacingNews365.com if he had completed any test sessions in single-seater cars in remain sharp in 2023. "Yes, that is correct, I was driving the Formula 3 car," confirmed Schumacher, before elaborating on his plans. "I'm planning on doing a lot of driving, or as much driving as I can this year, in different categories and in different cars. "This year, I decided that I wanted to be as fit as I've ever been, which I feel I've achieved so far, and I'm still planning on getting even fitter until the beginning of the season. "Driving wise, I'm still in the loop very much, and I'm planning on staying there."

Schumacher's Formula 3 car test

A source confirmed to RacingNews365.com that Schumacher had driven a Dallara 320 at the Estoril circuit, used in the Super Formula Light (Japanese Super Formula feeder series) championship. The Super Formula Light cars are more relevant to Formula 1 drivers owing to their similar handling characteristics to F1 cars. Schumacher also confirmed to German media that he has no immediate plans to compete in the World Endurance Championship whilst he focusses on a Formula 1 return.

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