‘I Secretly Expect Something’: F1 Pundit’s Verdict on Mick Schumacher

Published 03/01/2021, 9:10 AM EST
Mick Schumacher of Germany and Prema Racing prepares for practice ahead of the Formula 2 Championship at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)


Dutch racing driver and F1 pundit, Tom Coronel, has certain expectations from F1’s new rookie, Mick Schumacher. The German will make his debut in F1 in 2021 with the Haas team.

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The F2 world champion has immense talent behind the wheel but will need to bring something extra for his debut campaign on the track. Coronel is well aware of what his surname brings to the grid, but is confident that the 21-year-old will do well in his first year.

Schumacher had recently done his feat seating for the upcoming year and has been training to keep fit and be at 100 percent for his first taste of Formula One. The German will have his first race in Bahrain where the 2021 seasons kicks off.

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – AUGUST 01: Formula 2 driver Mick Schumacher of Germany walks in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Coronel said, “They scored points last year, and they will do that this year. To be honest, I secretly expect something from Schumacher. Yes, he got there partly because of his last name. But he did become champion in Formula 3 and Formula 2.

He added, There are a few guys in Formula 1 who can’t repeat that. Of course there was always money, but he had to do it himself. Nobody else drives that car. Because of his performance, Schumacher earns a place in Formula 1, because of his name at Ferrari. Because that’s going to happen, of course. I think he will score some points this year.” (Translated via Google)

MONTE CARLO, MONACO – 2019/05/26: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari in the Paddock during the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Furthermore, Mick is part of the prestigious part of the Ferrari driver academy and one day will follow in his father’s footsteps and be behind the wheel of the iconic red car, a car that once his dad drove which made him one star on the grid.

The expectations that his surname carries

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Mick is the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, hence the young German will have some heavyweights on his shoulder ahead of his debut year on the grid. Although he is a proven winner in the divisions prior to F1, he surely would be an exciting prospect to watch in 2021.

He would be getting the Schumacher name back to the grid in 2021. The 21-year-old hopes to achieve what his dad years ago and is well aware of the pressure on him but raring to get behind the wheel and show what he is capable of.

The German makes his rookie debut with teammate, Nikita Mazepin, in 2021. Haas hasn’t made an announcement of when they will reveal their car for the upcoming season, but fans can’t wait to see Mick zipping around the track in Bahrain on the 28th of March.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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