Mick Has ‘Schumacher Winning Genes in Him’ Believes Former Ferrari Driver

Published 12/21/2020, 7:28 AM 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


Mick Schumacher appears ready to build upon the Schumacher family legacy. The young German is making his Formula 1 debut next season with Haas.

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He will drive alongside Nikita Mazepin as the Haas F1 team is venturing into next season with a relatively untested batch of drivers.

Mick is coming to Formula 1 after an incredible championship win at Formula 2. The young German also contested his first free practice session and the young driver test with Haas at Abu Dhabi.

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SCARPERIA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 13: Mick Schumacher of Germany prepares to drive the Ferrari F2004 of his father Michael Schumacher before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Gerhard Berger, a 10-time Grand Prix winner, had high praises for Schumacher’s attitude and approach. “Mick will make his way. He will be a good Formula 1 racing driver. We all keep our fingers crossed for him,” he said.

He also added, “The fact is that we all have so much respect for Schumacher and for all the suffering that happened there. The only thing we can hope for Michael is that his son will drive up front.”

Berger believes Mick Schumacher has the winning gene

Mick Schumacher has had his father and uncle both race in Formula 1. His uncle is a Formula 1 race winner. Meanwhile, his father still holds the record of most championship wins alongside Lewis Hamilton.

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – Alfa Romeo’s Mick Schumacher on the circuit wearing a protective face mask with his team ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Berger believes that Mick will continue winning. “Mick is a nice guy, very decent and very polite. I got to know him when he was always there in the races.

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“He then worked through one championship after the other in Schumi-style. I do believe that he has the Schumacher winning genes in him,” he concluded.

Mick enters the Formula 1 grid with high expectations. The F1 community expects to see the Schumacher legacy live on and grow further.

It remains to be seen whether Mick will keep the light of the legacy burning bright or perish under the Formula 1 pressure.

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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