“Its a Great Story”: Mick Schumacher Reveals Why Belgian Grand Prix 2021 Will Stand Out for Him

Published 02/14/2021, 5:00 PM 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)


Haas driver Mick Schumacher will be making his debut in Formula One for the upcoming 2021 season. The German is extremely excited for the new season. He will partner fellow F1 debutant Nikita Mazepin for Haas in 2021.

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Schumacher enters F1 on the back of a dominant season in F2. The 21-year-old while racing for Prema won only two races the entire season compared to Callum Ilott and Yuki Tsunoda’s three each. What the German did very well was regularly getting podiums (8) more than Ilott (3) and Tsunoda (4) combined. He also didn’t endure too many retirements as well.

Haas enter the 2021 season having had a terrible 2020 campaign which saw them finish second-last in the standings. They had a meager three points the entire season, staving off Williams while doing so.

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Mick Schumacher is looking forward to race at Spa

Schumacher, in an interview, is looking forward to racing an F1 car for the season. He said, “The cars in Formula 1 are so fast and feel so good on the track. It’s something I’ve always wanted to experience. In Abu Dhabi, I already got the first taste.”

“Driving these high-speed cars is great fun. I haven’t been in a car for a long time and I’m happy that I can now work with a team and then do my laps.”

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 on April 02, 2019 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

The German is looking forward to racing at Suzuka. He said, “Suzuka (Japan) is one of the tracks that I don’t know yet, but which I’ve already driven in the simulator and which is a lot of fun. But of course, we’re also very excited about the track in Spa.

The 21-year-old is especially excited to race at Spa as that was the venue of his father’s F1 debut in 1991. He said, “I’m looking forward to the whole season. But Spa (Belgium) stands out. It’s a nice story: It was 30 years ago when my father drove there for the first time in Formula 1.”

What are Haas getting in Mick?

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Haas are getting a driver who will continuously improve. Schumacher has plenty of natural talent but, he’s also been willing to put in the hard yards. He has not relied on his famous last name to go through the race categories.

He has won F3 and F2 and was fairly deserving in both cases. The German always shows improvements from season to season. This can be demonstrated by his improvements in his sophomore seasons in both categories from his debut season.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 15: Mick Schumacher of Germany driving the Haas F1 Team VF-20 Ferrari during the F1 Young Drivers Test at Yas Marina Circuit on December 15, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Haas may not be able to give him a competitive car in 2021. But, they are looking to design a great 2022 car. The 2021 season would be a perfect season for the Schumacher to get his feet under him.

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Ashish Thomas

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Ashish Thomas is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having followed motorsports since age 5, Ashish holds an enviable knowledge of F1 history. Ashish holds extensive experience in sports writing, having previously worked for SportsQuest and Fansided.

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