Mick Reveals His Favorite ‘Goosebump Moment’ of Michael Schumacher in F1

Published 02/13/2021, 4:15 AM EST
MUGELLO, ITALY: Michael Schumacher pose for the photographers with the new 248 F1 car during the launch of the new Ferrari F1 car for the Season 2006 in Mugello near Florence, Italy. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Mick Schumacher is just weeks away from kicking off his rookie F1 season with the Haas F1 team. Hence, considering his love for F1, it is no surprise that he has been following the sport over the years.


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Does he have a favorite moment in Formula 1? Well, turns out he does.

And it isn’t from his brief F1 career, rather from his father’s incredible journey in the sport.


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Mick’s favorite moment in Formula 1

Speaking to SkySport, the young German revealed that he always enjoys watching the moment when his father won his first championship title with Ferrari in 2004.

If you look back on all the races, my father’s first world championship title with Ferrari is definitely a goosebump moment for me when I look at it,” he said.

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 2000 world championship season witnessed the title fight going to the penultimate race weekend at the Suzuka Circuit. The German had pressure piling over him from Mika Hakkinen.

Michael Schumacher was on the pole while Hakkinen lined up P2 on the grid. However, during the race start, the latter blitzed past the German, leaving Schumacher’s title hopes hanging.

At one point during the Japanese Grand Prix, it looked like Hakkinen might just beat Schumacher for the title. However, lucky for Schumacher, his smart pit-stop strategy made sure that he finished ahead of the Finn and lifted what was his third title in F1.

Mick Schumacher reveals his first-ever F1 track visit

Schumacher Jr opened up about the time he entered the F1 paddock for the first time in his life. It was in 2010 when F1 drivers were racing at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

I was there in Budapest in 2010, it was the first time and I was close and also in the meetings. I was there in 2017 or 2018 in Hockenheim, which of course was very exciting for me.”

Mick, so far, has shown glimpses of his father’s on-track talent during his two-year outing in Formula 2, especially during his second season.


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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 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Despite lagging behind on the driver’s standings until the half-way point, Mick returned stronger for the second half of the 2020 season, constantly chipping in a handful of points for his team. In the end, he lifted the championship title, despite a disappointing finale race weekend in Bahrain.

Overall, it has been an applaudable racing career from Mick Schumacher. However, the bigger question is whether he will carry the incredible form into Formula 1 as well. Let’s wait and watch how Schumi Jr’s career pans out.


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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.