Coulthard Wonders if Mick Schumacher Would have Opted for F1 if Not for Michael’s Accident

November 24, 2020 9:47 pm

Mick Schumacher will most likely be seen filling his father’s shoes next season, as the chances of witnessing the young German in F1 are looking more like a reality.

However, what pushed Mick into going after the target of reaching Formula 1? Is it Michael Schumacher’s unfortunate accident that is fuelling Mick’s pursuit towards the top step of the Formula series?

Well, former F1 driver, David Coulthard, opened up his views on how Mick’s future could have turned out had Michael’s accident took place at a different timeline.

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – Alfa Romeo’s Mick Schumacher on the circuit wearing a protective face mask with his team ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Mick doesn’t know any other way,” he said. “I think that had he grown up to this point and then Michael had his accident, it may be different.

Because it happened when he was younger, I think, in the end, young boys, young men adapt to whatever their life situation is.”

The year Michael went into a coma, Mick stepped up and started working his way through quite a lot of racing series. Eventually, he landed in Formula 3 for the 2017 season. From there, it has been a steep rise for Schumacher Jr. Now, the entire Formula 1 paddock is awaiting the return of ‘Schumacher’ into the industry after 8 years.

Coulthard applauds the Schumacher family for encouraging Mick Schumacher into racing

The former British racer is looking quite eager to witness Mick race around in a Formula 1 car by next season. Despite his father not being in a position to guide the young German, he still managed to maintain his trajectory to the top.

Coulthard credited the Schumacher family for encouraging Mick into racing. “With Mick, we have a very nice young man who happens to be winning the Formula 2 championship,” he said.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – Prema Powerteam’s Mick Schumacher celebrates winning the Formula 2 race on the podium Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

So, I think all credit to Michael and Corinna for the way they’ve brought their family on.”

As of now, all eyes will be on the final showdown of this season’s Formula 2 world championship, where Mick will be fighting for the title.

Although he is pretty much safe from the others behind him, will Mick pull away from his rivals and finish his F2 season with a much bigger lead? Well, the answer is only weeks away.




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