Mick Schumacher Divulges on Ambition to Renew Ferrari-Schumacher F1 Combination

Published 09/28/2021, 7:51 AM 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)


A man following his father’s boot steps, Mick Schumacher, has honored his father in multiple ways ever since his entry into F1. He rightly idolizes his father, a phenomenon of the sport. In addition to the physical aspects of paying an ode to his father, the Haas rookie looks to carry on the legendary name further; glorifying his father through his own career.

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The Michael Schumacher name is synonymous with Scuderia Ferrari. In a recent podcast appearance, Schumacher explained his hopes to drive in red. A Ferrari Academy driver, the German explained his fascination with the marque’s history.

“It is nice to be able to say that I am part of the Ferrari family. Then obviously the whole history that people combine with Ferrari & Schumacher.”

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Michael Schumacher, Grand Prix of Hungary, Hungaroring, 19 August 2001. Michael Schumacher ecstatic after his victory in the 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix . (Photo by Paul-Henri Cahier/Getty Images)

A thrilling possibility of coming full-circle, Mick has his eyes on the Prancing Horses. “It is a very special combination & hopefully something that can be revived in the future.”

However, if he wants to fulfill the Red Baron’s legacy, Schumacher knows what he has to bring to the table. As a Ferrari protege, he looks to fulfill certain goals in the coming season. “I know what I have to do. I know to prove myself. They have always been keeping a close eye on me & helping me in many different ways.”

As the new era of the Schumacher name is on the horizon, the idea of seeing Mick in the Italian outfit would be enthralling.

Mick Schumacher en route to greatness

As much as Schumi Jr sticks close to his father’s legacy, he doesn’t let his surname define him. Making his name for himself, the rookie has been trying to push his machine further than its capacity. Although Haas hasn’t been able to do much justice to the German’s skills, they don’t go unnoticed on the grid.

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Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the race REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A competitive driver, Schumacher knows that with the name, comes the responsibility of living up to it. In an interview with ESPN, the driver explained the pride in the name.

“I’m very proud carrying the name into Formula One again and being able to race and feel my performance. I keep it and wear it very proudly.”

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The revived MSC often finds itself at the bottom of the timesheets. However, with Haas’ hopes and plans for the 2022 season, it may not stay there much longer. Regardless, Mick knows he has what it takes to bag the red seat. If he puts up an impressive performance next season, the deja vu may hit F1 sooner than later.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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