Sebastian Vettel a “Relaxed Guy” Who Gives Me “Tips”: Mick Schumacher

Published 09/16/2020, 3:35 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – Former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher’s son Mick Schumacher poses by Ferrari engineers and staff before the race | REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/Pool


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.

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Mick Schumacher getting ‘helpful’ tips from Sebastian Vettel

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.

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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.

Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy -Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during a press conference | FIA/Handout via REUTERS

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.

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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)

Mick focused on putting the building blocks for a glorious future

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.

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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.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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