Mick Schumacher Calls for Return to Popular Rule From Father Michael Schumacher’s F1 Era

January 25, 2021 1:26 am

Mick Schumacher will make his Formula 1 debut with Haas F1 this season. But before making his debut, the young German will have test runs to acclimatize to a Formula 1 car. His official pre-season test with Haas will take place in Bahrain, in March.

However, as a Ferrari academy driver, Mick gets an early opportunity to test a 2-year-old Ferrari at the in-house track in Fiorano this month.

However, this will not be the first time a Schumacher will be allowed to test the Ferrari car in Fiorano. It was at this circuit that Michael Schumacher completed several kilometers, testing the Red car.

MONTE CARLO, MONACO – 2019/05/26: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari in the Paddock during the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)Mick recalled the times where he watched his father complete lap after lap in a Ferrari car.

“I spent a lot of time here as a child and watched my father drive. Whenever I see pictures from that time, I start to remember. 

“Most of them were recorded during the winter test drives, so we all wear jackets. But I’ve probably been here earlier than I had to be carried around.”

He also recalled the time when Michael Schumacher used to drive with no restrictions on testing. “They rewound many thousands of kilometers a year. It would be great for us if we could do that,” he stated.

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Leclerc, Sainz and Alesi will also join Mick Schumacher

Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc will drive for Ferrari this season. The Spaniard will have his test drive a day before Schumacher and a day after the Monegasque. Leclerc was at the trial course in Maranello and tested the Ferrari in the virtual simulator.

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)

To secure their future for the long term, the Maranello-based outfit is also helping train their potential future drivers. Thus, Ferrari junior Giuliano Alesi will also get an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari car.

Mick Schumacher is an important prospect of the Ferrari junior drivers academy. He aims to, one day, drive for the team that his father drove for, and Haas boss, Guenther Steiner, too, has said that wants to help Schumi Jr get into a bigger F1 team.

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Ayush Manjunath

Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 contributor at EssentiallySports, based in Bengaluru. He is an intense lover of Formula 1, Ayrton Senna, Max Verstappen, and George Russell, and has previously worked as an athlete agent. He is a law graduate and is currently enrolled in a Sports Management Program at GISB, Mumbai. 2019 was quite an eventful year for Ayush, as he completed a program in Sports, Media and Entertainment Management at UCLA, won a national moot court competition, and judgement national writing competition.

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