Vettel and Mick honor Michael Schumacher with childhood photos: Rare family picture raises puzzles
Created: 12/27/2022, 12:44 p.m
By: Christoph Klaucke
Sebastian Vettel and Mick share childhood memories of Michael Schumacher at Christmas.
The Formula 1 record world champion is missing from a family photo.
Munich/Kerpen – Michael Schumacher's tragic skiing accident marks the ninth anniversary of this year.
On December 29, 2013, the record world champion in Formula 1 suffered serious head injuries and little is known about his state of health.
Son Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel honor Michael Schumacher at Christmas with photos from their childhood - a rare family picture raises questions.
Born: January 3, 1969 (age 53), Hurth
Greatest achievements: 7 x Formula 1 World Champion (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Married to: Corinna Schumacher (1995)
Children: Mick Schumacher, Gina-Maria Schumacher
Michael Schumacher: son Mick shares childhood photo with father
The last days of the year are always particularly emotional for the Schumacher family.
Because the husband and family man Michael Schumacher fell so badly in a skiing accident nine years ago that he has not been able or wanted to appear in public since then.
But the memory of the German motorsport hero will remain forever.
To mark the occasion, Mick Schumacher posted a touching photo of himself and his father just before Christmas and just a few days before the anniversary of the tragedy.
The 23-year-old, who will follow in his father's footsteps in a new role at Mercedes in the upcoming F1 season, shared the profile photo on his Instagram account.
In the new picture, little Mick can be seen on Michael Schumacher's arm as he puts his arm around his dad and hugs him lovingly.
Mother Corinna, sister Gina and Mick Schumacher celebrate Christmas together.
© Mick Schumacher/Instagram
Family photo without Michael Schumacher raises questions – bad news coming?
The Schumi fans are delighted.
"I love your new profile picture.
It's so cute, ”is a reaction under one of Mick Schumacher's last posts.
However, other followers are also concerned about the photo and suspect bad news about Michael's health may be forthcoming.
“Wonderful picture of the two.
But I don't know why it makes me nervous.
Almost as if bad news is coming soon," commented one user on Reddit, for example.
A day after Christmas Eve, Mick also shared a family photo of himself, his sister Gina and mother Corinna Schumacher.
The three of them are sitting in front of three Christmas trees in the living room on the sofa with their dogs and seem happy.
"Merry Christmas", wishes Mick.
However, Michael Schumacher is missing from the picture, the fans miss their former hero.
"Michael is missing" and "Merry Christmas to Michael too," says the numerous comments.
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Formula 1: Vettel photo from childhood with Michael Schumacher
Mick's mentor in Formula 1 Sebastian Vettel also thought of his friend Michael Schumacher at Christmas.
The Heppenheimer posted a childhood memory of himself and his idol on Instagram on Christmas Eve.
The young Vettel is standing in green racing overalls with a trophy in his hand at the side of Michael Schumacher, who is apparently conducting the award ceremony after a children's race on the kart track in Kerpen.
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Michael, I'm on your heels," Vettel writes about the photo.
Schumacher is the record Formula 1 world champion with seven world titles, and Vettel has been crowned champion four times.
The 35-year-old ended his career on November 20, but a Vettel return to Formula 1 is “not out of the question”.
Michael Schumacher holds his son Mick in his arms.
© Hoch Zwei II/Imago
Vettel honors his idol Michael Schumacher after the end of his Formula 1 career
Not for the first time Vettel shared a photo of himself and Michael Schumacher.
In the past few weeks he has posted several childhood pictures of himself and father Norbert at the kart track.
In one photo, Vettel looks up at Schumacher and calls him "my idol and friend Michael Schumacher."
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