How Mick Schumacher Reminded F1 CEO of His Father Michael With a Peculiar Habit in F2

Published 09/20/2021, 8:03 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS??ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Ever since Mick Schumacher set foot into the world of Formula 1, driving for the Uralkali Haas F1 Team, there have been talks of how he resembles his father in more ways than one.

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With fans trying to cling to the memory of F1 legend Michael Schumacher through his son, even Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali chimed in with his observations concerning how Mick Schumacher is not so different at all from his father.

MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Former Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali talks in the Ferrari garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a severe brain injury in a freak accident in 2013 when he was skiing, along with his then 14-year-old son, Mick. He was placed in a coma and that was the last that people saw of Michael.

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The Schumacher surname returned to F1 again in 2020 when Mick Schumacher, Michael’s son, won the Formula 2 world championship and secured a seat with Haas in Formula 1. Fans all around the world were overcome with joy and emotions, and a lot of old hardcore Michael fans started using Mick to hold on to the memories of the legend Michael Schumacher himself.

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Mick Schumacher reminds F1 CEO of his father

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali himself is not so much different from the fans. In an interview with sport.bild.de, he mentioned that he had known Mick ever since Mick was inside the womb of his mother.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021, Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

I’ve known him since he was in his mother Corinna’s womb. Mick totally reminds me of his father.”, said Stefano.

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He also drew comparisons between Mick and his father, Michael. A lot of what Mick does on the racetrack is a reflection of his father, and also Stefano pointed out the fact that both of them used to spend time in the paddock with a notepad and a pen.

When I first saw him in Formula 2 with the Prema team, he had a notepad and pen with him – just like Michael back then in Formula 1.”

It’s clear that it’s not only the F1 fans who have been hit with a slap of nostalgia following the return of the Schumacher name to Formula 1.

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The whole world is watching Mick and trying to find fragments of Michael in him. The question is, will he be able to replicate the success that his father has had in Formula One? It remains to be seen.

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Riddhi Mondal

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport.

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