Michael Schumacher is set to take on a role within Mercedes-Benz’s road car division, following his departure from the firm’s F1 team.

Schumacher will take what has been described by Mercedes F1 team principal Ross Brawn as an “ambassadorial role”. He will be involved in the development of performance cars, and could spend time with AMG. "The development of models, particularly high-performance cars, is something he enjoys very much,” said Brawn.

Schumacher has been used to promote Mercedes road cars in the past, having undertaken promotional work for the SLS.