Mick Schumacher Already Copying Sebastian Vettel Ahead of F1 Debut

Published 03/21/2021, 5:05 PM EDT
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)


Mick Schumacher made his official Formula 1 debut for Haas F1 last weekend. With his family name hanging heavy on his shoulders, the young German has a tough road ahead of him.

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Acknowledging the same, Sebastian Vettel once stated that his door was always open should Mick feel the need to seek any form of advice from an experienced Formula 1 driver like himself.

The 4-time World Champion defended his compatriot earlier this month. He declared that this was the Haas driver’s first year and that a lot was yet to come.

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Meanwhile, Mick talked about a trick that he has already learned from the Aston Martin driver, to record his thoughts in a notebook.

“I just like to take notes, now I also do it on an iPad, but I prefer pen and paper. When I work like this, it’s like writing it straight into my head, I can remember it better that way,” explained Sebastian Vettel that soon took cult status in Formula 1.

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

I saw that Mick has his notebook with him. Now I haven’t looked what’s in there, but I’m assuming that he makes a lot of notes about the technology,” confirmed Haas principal, Guenther Steiner.

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Sebastian Vettel on not pressuring Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher climbed through the ranks and earned an F1 promotion by winning the F2 Championship last season.

However, with an illustrious name, comes great pressure. Sebastian Vettel understood the same and asked everyone to let Mick breathe and adapt to his environment.

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“We shouldn’t expect too much from him. There is a lot that is going to rain on him. The first year is always very difficult and it is also not in an easy environment.”

SOCHI, RUSSIA – Third place qualifier Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

“For the first year you should just let it do it. He is very important to me, of course, and if I can help him, no question about it, I will too,” said the Aston Martin driver.

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Haas did not have the best time at pre-season testing. They are also coming off of a tough couple of seasons. However, no one can predict what will happen once the season kicks off on March 28, 2021. Do you believe Mick Schumacher will have a successful first season with Haas F1?

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Ayush Manjunath

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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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