Mick Schumacher is getting closer and closer to his big goal Formula 1. Now a team boss from the premier class is talking openly about a possible test run this year.
- Mick Schumacher wants to compete for the title in Formula 2 in 2020.
- Michael Schumacher's son is considered a great motorsport talent and future driver in Formula 1 *
- A test in the “premier class” awaits him this year.
Update from August 29, 12:05 p.m.: Mick Schumacher has been driving a solid second Formula 2 season so far , which of course has a special star because of the corona pandemic. The year may even end for the son of the F1 record world champion Michael Schumacher in a cockpit of the “premier class”.
Above all, Frédéric Vasseur gives hope. The French team boss of the Alfa Romeo team, which emerged from the Sauber racing team, praised the “very high level” of Formula 2 on the sidelines of the Belgian Grand Prix at “Sky”, in which “five or six drivers” could win races: “ Mick is doing a good job, he will have the opportunity to try out Formula 1 maybe before the end of the season . Then we'll see. "
If you take Vasseur's statement literally, Schumacher Junior would have to sit in the cockpit of an Alfa Romeo at one of the Friday sessions of the season. The last Scuderia World Champion, Kimi Räikkönen , and Antonio Giovinazzi , the only Italian in the field, are currently driving for the Ferrari customer team . Like two of his biggest F2 competitors - the Brit Callum Ilott and Prema team-mate Robert Shwartzman from Russia are currently in first and second place in the drivers' championship - Mick is part of Ferrari's junior program.
Michael Schumacher: Son Mick's motorsport talent was recognized early on
First report from June 25, 2020:
Munich - The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. A very classic statement when it comes to similarities between father and son. Mick Schumacher should have heard this sentence at a young age. His talent in motorsport was recognized quite early on.
And his father is the seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher . He is still in rehab after his serious skiing accident in 2013. Little is known about the true state of health . Also because the family consciously protects the privacy of the Formula 1 legend .
Now son Mick is about to take his next sporting step. In the Formula 2 season, which will probably start in July, the 21-year-old wants to compete for the title - and soon be doing his laps in the motorsport premier class .
Michael Schumacher: son Mick about his father - "To be honest, I feel ..."
In the Sport Bild he has now betrayed no surprise that he "recognized quite early that I am a Formula 1 driver wants to be a champion." However, the famous name had brought his father in youth and problems.
"In the beginning I used different names in order to race undetected and to be able to improve undisturbed without being too exposed to the label 'the son of'", says Mick Schumacher .
In 1️⃣0️⃣ days we'll be racing around the Red Bull Ring in Austria, which is quite a short track only consisting of 1️⃣0️⃣ corners. pic.twitter.com/M05nYZUs89- Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) June 24, 2020
However, he doesn't feel any pressure because of his surname, he rather puts it himself: “To be honest, I don't feel any pressure to wear this family name or to do exactly what my father did,” Mick writes : “Most of the stress goes away from what I impose on myself. Of the thoughts about what I did wrong and how I can improve. "
Formula 1: Mick Schumacher talks about his father Michael
The motorsport talent also talks about the close relationship with Michael Schumacher . "I never saw my father only as the 'greatest driver in the world'", says Mick: "First and foremost, he is always my father. I don't take the lessons he has passed on for granted. "
When it comes to ambition, Mick Schumacher seems to be following his father. "I won't stop until I've reached the top step of the podium," reveals Mick and announced great things: "I'll spray the champagne and laugh and celebrate with my team."
Because of his previous successes, Mick Schumacher has already been associated with a Ferrari cockpit * . There is Sebastian Vettel * his last season completed. How the ex-world champion will go on in the future is currently still in the stars.
The only thing that is certain is who will transfer Formula 1 * in the coming years. There are also big announcements there.
It is foreseeable that Mick Schumacher will one day be in a Formula 1 car. An insider now reveals: It could happen this year. (smk) * tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital network
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