F1 Grid Warned of the New Mick Schumacher Following His Father Michael’s Footsteps

Published 07/15/2022, 12:20 PM EDT
BARCELONA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 13: Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher of Germany talks with engineers after test-drives for Ferrari during Formula One testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher is one of the most acclaimed Formula 1 drivers to date. The German seven-time world champion over his illustrious career drove alongside 11 teammates. And Johnny Herbert was one of the eleven who has now made a bold claim about the Schumacher lineage.

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The driver turned television announcer partnered with Schumacher in the 1994-1995 seasons. Michael Schumacher won his second championship and Benetton won their only constructors’ championship in 1995. A championship-winning season can reveal a lot about a driver and Herbert witnessed Schumacher up close. Now, as an F1 presenter for Sky Sports F1, Herbert is witnessing Michael’s son Mick live out his F1 dream.

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Despite a poor start in the premier racing competition, Mick is warming up to his seat. And Herbert feels in the last couple of races Mick showcased his Schumacher gene as well.

He elaborated, “Now we’re seeing a side of his dad come out, Michael, and that’s the angry side. This is a very, very important part of being a driver.” (translated using google)

He added, “When things don’t go your way, you have to stand up for your reasons. It’s nice to see him, because now we’re seeing the real Mick.”

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Michael Schumacher’s former teammate is making bold claims, but we can’t deny the obvious similarities. Only a few might expect Mick to touch the impossible heights his father did.

However, the young Schumacher is showing flashes of walking into his father’s shoes, especially in the last couple of races. Scoring points for the first time in a race and doing one better in the next race shows ambition, a trait that runs in the family.

And after the last two races, people are noticing similarities as well.

Mick Schumacher’s mind-blowing coincidence with father Michael Schumacher

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The Haas man is on an incredible run, making his case for the 2023 Haas seat. However, even if the young Schumacher does not renew, there’s a feeling he will have a seat elsewhere. Especially now that he’s showing glimpses of his father in him.

Michael Schumacher, Grand Prix of Hungary, Hungaroring, 19 August 2001. Michael Schumacher ecstatic after his victory in the 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix . (Photo by Paul-Henri Cahier/Getty Images)

And in an uncanny coincidence, both Schumachers started and finished the Austrian GP similarly. Both started the Austrian GP from P9 and finished the race at P6. Michael did it in 1997 compared to his son’s result at the recent Grand Prix.

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The similarity in the race result might not be the only one, as fans hope to see more Schumacher similarities over the course of Mick’s career.

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Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

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