Ross Brawn Lauds Mick Schumacher: “Full of Optimism for His Future”

September 29, 2020 5:46 pm

The weekend at Sochi brought a lot of drama and stories to the fans at the stands. The race turned out to be a real shocker, with Turn 2 being a death trap for the likes of Carlos Sainz. However, the FIA F2 delivered an equally exciting race.

Mick Schumacher displayed a champions mentality on the tracks of Sochi and tackled Turn 2 with extreme precision. His reward? The top step of the podium.

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Mick Schumacher receives praise for keeping the family name below him

Ross Brawn showered the young German with praises in his column, and understandably so. F1’s Managing Director is an old enthusiast from the days when Schumacher revved his engines around the tracks.

He says declared that the prodigal son is on his father’s path to glory. Honestly, Mick Schumacher has matured as a racer and his current F2 season is a stark example of the same.

Brawn realizes the pressure of his surname on his young shoulders and further lauded him for managing it so well. “When you carry the mantle of the name Schumacher, it’s not an easy gig. It can give you some benefits, but you’re the subject of scrutiny the whole time.”

However, Mick has never let his father’s legacy get the better of him. He kept his head straight and kept striving to attain his present form. He is well on his way to winning the Drivers’ Championship in F2, and that is an edifice of his hard work.

Brawn congratulates the young german on his win at Sochi

Ross Brawn was fully aware of the criticism that racers face; in fact, Sebastian Vettel is a testament to that statement. Although he is a 4-time World Champion, the torment he has to endure on social media for a bad season is astounding.

Brawn further congratulated Mick for his win at Sochi on Saturday. He also claimed that if he gets a seat in F1, he will undoubtedly target Hamilton’s records.

Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – September 13, 2020 Former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher’s son Mick Schumacher poses by Ferrari engineers and staff before the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/Pool

Ross Brawn ended his column wishing the young German a bright career ahead. He is positive that he will not let his family name down as he transitions to the pinnacle of the motorsport world.

“Mick has handled it amazingly well and in the latter part of this season, his second season in Formula 2, we have started to see him mature and develop extremely well as a racing driver.

“Russia was an excellent weekend for him, and I’m full of optimism for his future.” complimented Brawn. Rumors about the young blood earning a seat in F1 for 21′ is in the air. Fingers crossed!

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Indrasish Ganguly

Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed. Besides his affinity for F1, he is pursuing his Bachelors Degree in English at Calcutta University.

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