Is Mick Schumacher Good?

Published 12/28/2020, 11:41 PM EST
FILE PHOTO: 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

The name Schumacher has the power to grab everyone’s attention. Mick Schumacher, son of one of the most renowned racers, Michael Schumacher, is set to make his F1 debut soon.


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Mick has been familiar with the grids, cockpits, and chassis since time immemorial. However, he will enter the F1 grid in 2021, behind the wheels of the Haas F1 team.

The 21-year-old started his career under the pseudonym of Mick Betsch in 2008. From karting, he moved forward to ADAC Formula 4. Further, in 2016 Mick competed for Prema Powerteam that has close associations with the Ferrari Driver Academy. Subsequently, in the Italian F4 Championship, he finished as the runner-up.


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In 2016, he entered the realm of Formula 3. He contended in the MRF Challenge, and later participated in the higher Formula 2000, securing the third rank.

However, in 2017, Mick entered the Formula 3  European Championship, competing for Prema Powerteam. However, the year was not fortunate for the German. Nevertheless, in 2018, he ravaged fiercely through the grid and earned the championship at the season’s end.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JULY 18: Third placed Mick Schumacher of Germany and Prema Racing talks with Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto and Laurent Mekies, Scuderia Ferrari Sporting Director in parc ferme during the feature race for the Formula 2 Championship at Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

In 2019, Schumacher Jr. made his appearance in the Formula 2 Series, competing for Prema Racing. However, the season turned out to be not so lucky for him. Subsequently, he stood 12th in the Championship, bagging one victory, one fastest lap, and further 53 points.

The season 2020, though doomed for many, amidst the global pandemic situation, turned out to be lucky for him. He earned his best position in the year, ranking first. Further, he clinched the Championship title.

Mick Schumacher in F1

The junior Schumacher, following the footsteps of his father, enrolled in the Ferrari Driver Academy. With intense hard work and self-dependence, he has cultivated a relationship with his father’s former team.

Though he adores the team dearly, the 2021 season will not be the one where he dons the red suit. The Italian Giants have efficient racers like Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz signed in for the team. Instead, he will start racing with the Haas F1 team. He will team up with Nikita Mazepin, a fellow rookie.

Keeping the achievements and the accomplishments of the young racer in the count, it is further deduced that he is competitive, steady, and has potential.


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The buzz and hubbub for him to join the glamourous motor racing field are intense. The spectators and the fans are much awaited to witness a Schumacher step on the grid once again. Moreover, to see the Schumacher legacy continue and dominate the arena is everyone’s dream.

However, this will also be a reason for his extra pressure in the field. It is nothing new that every racer’s performance gets judged throughout their lifetime. However, the son of the most popular F1 racer will be a hot topic for considerable gossips, judgments, and comments. Given his father’s legendary status, he will also be the subject of various comparisons.

No matter how much fans speculate about his performance in F1, there is only one person who can tell whether Mick will continue the Schumacher legacy – Mick himself.


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Debarati Saha is an F1 and NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing English Honours from Calcutta University, she is an avid fan of Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.