Seven time world champion Michael Schumacher, who has come out of retirement to drive for Mercedes Benz in a 3 year multi-million dollar deal is already exherting some of his influence over the new team.
Schumacher was originally destined for the #4 car, the team securing numbers 3 and 4 from BrawnGP’s constructors championship win.
However Schuey, who says he prefers odd numbered cars, now has the higher numbered machine.
“Ross [Brawn] knows that I like odd numbers,” Schumacher was reported as saying by German newspaper Bild.
A Mercedes GP team spokesperson told Reuters: “Michael has a preference for odd numbers. He asked if he could be the odd number and we were happy to accept.”