“Looking Forward to Working With Him” -Alfa Romeo Boss Heaps Praise on Mick Schumacher

Published 09/30/2020, 7:10 AM EDT
Racing driver Mick Schumacher attends an event to celebrate 90 years of Italian premium sports car maker Ferrari racing team at Milan’s Duomo square, in Milan, Italy REUTERS/Flavio lo Scalzo/File Photo


Mick Schumacher recently won the feature race at the Russian Grand Prix last weekend. Just days from the win, Alfa Romeo revealed that Mick will drive in the FP1 at Nurburgring in Formula 1 next weekend. Fred Vasseur has lauded Schumacher Jr. billing him as a champion in the making.

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Amidst the speculations that Mick will make an entry into Formula 1, Alfa Romeo announced that he will drive during the first practice session at the German Grand Prix.

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

Alfa Romeo boss Vasseur has praised Mick’s performance in Formula 2 in this season. “There is no doubt that Mick is one of the great talents coming through feeder series’ ranks and his recent results have been showing it,” Vasseur said.

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He is obviously quick, but he is also consistent and mature behind the wheel- all hallmarks of a champion in the making.

He impressed us with his approach and work ethic on those occasions he was with us last year. And we are looking forward to working with him once more at Nurburgring,” said Vasseur.

Mick has portrayed a dominant performance in Formula 2 over the course of this season. He is leading the championship table at the moment.

Along with Mick Schumacher, his championship rival Callum Ilott will also take part in the FP1 at Nurburgring with the Haas.

Mick Schumacher is ready for Formula 1: Ralf Schumacher

Mick Schumacher has always received huge support from his uncle as far as his work behind the wheel is concerned. Ralf believes that Mick is ready to race in Formula 1.

I have always said that it is important for Mick to always be in the top three [of the F2 world championship],” said Ralf to Sky Sports. “Now he has also won, is always one of the fastest, and now leads the championship. His learning curve over the year has been promising.”

I can’t imagine that Mick won’t be driving in Formula 1 next year. One thing is for sure, he definitely has what it takes to drive in F1 next year,” he said.

Formula One F1 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany -Ferrari’s Mick Schumacher in the pits REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

He was the runner-up in Formula 4 and he won Formula 3. Now he is the leader of F2 at the moment. He has shown performance over several years and classes now and proved that he is one of the best.”

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So it is also clear that he has the potential to drive in Formula 1,” Ralf said.

It is likely that Mick Schumacher will make his debut in Formula 1 with Alfa Romeo by lining up alongside Kimi Raikkonen for the next season.

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(The quotes are translated from German using Google Translate)

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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