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'Ser Schumacher in a blessing and a curse': David's curious look on one of the great dynasties of motorsport


He is 19 years old and races in Formula 3. He is the son of Ralf, Michael's nephew and Mick's cousin. And before reaching this category he used another name.

09/20/2021 14:05

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 9/20/2021 2:07 PM

His name is David and his last name is Schumacher.

He races in Formula 3 and, at 19, dreams of reaching Formula 1. But the weight of his name is not easy to bear. Son of Ralf, nephew of Michael, cousin of Mick, until reaching one of the opening acts of the highest category of world motorsport, he chose to be David Brinkmann. Yes, he had decided to use his mother's name, former model Cora-Caroline Brinkmann, to avoid the burden of bearing one of the heaviest surnames in motorsport.

"I don't know what it would be like if my name wasn't Schumacher. I grew up like this and got used to it. Curse or blessing? I think both," said David on the specialized site



The specific thing is that he accepted to carry his last name since he arrived in Formula 3 and that was when he finished realizing that he had no extra obligation to do what he likes the most and what he does best.

"It's nothing bothersome.

Since I've been in Formula 3, hardly anyone recognizes me and I can live my life the way I want.

I have peace and quiet, I can eat normally," added David, who runs for Trident Racing and compares his life with that of Mick, his cousin and Michael's son, who lives another reality.

This is the third season of Ralf Schumacher's son in Formula 3. Photo: Twitter @ FIAFormula3

He warned that the Haas pilot has it much more complicated when it comes to protecting his privacy.

He recalled that once he went to eat with Mick, after a Formula 2 race in Budapest (Hungary), and it was not easy for them.

"Suddenly there were 15 people around our table," he graphed.

David, who for now could not celebrate triumphs in F3 - he has been in for three seasons, but is only now in a slightly more competitive structure -, also dreams of reaching Formula 1 and competing hand in hand with his cousin to reissue the duels they had their father, Ralf, with their uncle, Michael.

Relationship with Cousin Mick

"With the family you face much stronger. We had a season together in karting, it was the year of my debut in the junior category. I was faster than him in a race in the rain. I passed it on the last lap, and At the next corner he hit me from behind, I really wanted to win, "he recalled.

How do you get along with Mick? 

"He became much more open. Since he entered Formula 1 we see each other more often," he was honest.

Yes indeed.

For now, he is far from facing him again on a track for points.

The last of the Schumachers ranks eleventh in the Formula 3 championship with 55 points.

"I have to prove that I am worth. Formula 3 has not gone bad since Austria. But in the end it depends on me, but also on Formula 1 and the teams," he concluded.

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Source: clarin

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