‘It Would Be a Dream’ – Mick Schumacher Hoping to Continue His Father’s Successful F1 Run at Ferrari

Published 02/25/2021, 6:00 AM EST
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – APRIL 02: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Scuderia Ferrari SF90 walks out of the garage during F1 testing in Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)


The name, Schumacher, is all set to return to the F1 grid after eight long years; only this time, it’s Mick Schumacher. And amid his dream debut, the young German has already revealed his ambition in the sport. Unsurprisingly, his goal has Ferrari written all over it.

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Like his father, who is a 7-time world champion, Mick, too, is hoping to join the legendary F1 team, Scuderia Ferrari, after a brief stay at Haas.

Mick Schumacher hoping to join Ferrari soon

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As reported by PlanetF1, Mick opened up about his upcoming F1 debut with the American team, Haas. Furthermore, he is hoping to continue with the upward trajectory in Formula 1 right from the off.

I am very happy to be at Haas,” he said. “It’s my Formula 1 debut and I would like to do it in the best possible way. Then we will see what the future has in store for me.”

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)

I don’t deny it, it would be a dream to drive a Ferrari like my father did in the past.”

Mick enjoyed a brilliant success story before stepping into F1. Following a glorious F3 outing, the German joined the F2 grid. But he never shone in his first season, as he was still on the learning curve. However, the 2020 F2 season witnessed an entirely different Mick.

He was looking quite pacy throughout the season. And his efforts paid off as he lifted the title, despite a tough fight from his rival, Callum Ilott.

Have always thought about it says Mick

Schumacher Jr. admitted that his F1 hopes were pretty bleak until his entry in Formula 3. It was at that moment he realized he could have a shot at battling in F1.

I have always thought about it,” he said. “I started to believe it after the success in F3. In F2, I had problems at the beginning but last year I won and here I am.

Mick Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari in the Paddock during the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Now that he has accomplished one of his goals, which is to race in F1, his scope will now shift to the Reds. Ferrari has already guaranteed Charles Leclerc a long-term stay with the team. Furthermore, it looks like Carlos Sainz, too, might get a similar offer soon. But their extension only lasts until the 2024 season.

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Hence, it looks like the 2025 season could be the one for Mick. But who knows? If Mick portrays a stellar rookie season with the struggling Haas, the doors to the Prancing Stallion could open up much earlier.

How soon will we get to watch Mick Schumacher in the red suit soon? Only time will tell.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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