If you are in the footsteps of young Ferrari Academy driver Mick Schumacher right now, your life is a happening place. Driving the legendary F2004, taking the lead in the F2 Championship and increased speculation on a seat in F1. All in the space of one weekend.
The young driver has also admitted that he has spoken to 4-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel a few times now. Vettel, of course, will no longer be with Ferrari next season, with his move to Aston Martin recently confirmed.
Nevertheless, Mick Schumacher is getting tips from Vettel – who is a ‘relaxed guy’ according to him – has done well to learn a few tricks from the veteran ahead of what could potentially be a year in Formula One.
“A very relaxed guy, from whom I also get one or two tips,” Schumacher said.
But Mick is looking to take things one at a time and not think too much of the future. He did, however, say that winning the F2 Championship would attract teams’ eyeballs for a potential seat.
Speaking in an interview with RTL, he is quoted as saying, “It does mean something to be a Formula 2 World Champion. Of course, it draws your attention. But it is not a given that there will be a seat at exactly this time.” (translated from Google Translate)
Admittedly, the young German driver would have heard comparisons to his great father. But for a 21-year-old, Mick Schumacher holds great maturity and intelligence. It is precisely this skill that can see him become a star for the future.
The last thing he would want is to suffer from an inferiority complex. He has earned his right to drive a Formula 1 car, and that would be on his merit. Rising through the ranks, racing for Prema Powerteam, Mick Schumacher has put in some splendid performances.