Mick Schumacher is making his highly anticipated Formula 1 debut this season. The young German will drive for Haas F1 alongside Nikita Mazepin in 2021. He has had quite a few people advising him and helping him throughout his career, and recently, he took the time to appreciate a few F1 supremos for the same.
He pointed out that Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, and Stefano Domenicali played a key part in his father’s career. Mick also explained that the same individuals are now helping him in his career and will continue to do so.
“Obviously, all three have been a great part of my dad’s career, and also have been of mine. It’s great to see them all succeed so well in the sport and also do well aside from being team bosses or involved in teams,” said the German.
“It helps me to be able to also understand the sport in a different way, and to see it through their eyes, and see through their experiences, which can only help me in the future.”
The young German’s last name ensures a spotlight on him; he has the famous Michael Schumacher legacy to live up to. Moreover, being a part of the Ferrari Driver Academy comes with its own added pressure.
In the interview, he clarified that the F1 supremos help him understand the sport better. “Jean is FIA president. and Ross and Stefano are working in F1 now. So it’s great to also understand how they see the sport.
“How they see where the sport is going to be developing, and really where the sport is going. I know I will always fall back on them if I have any doubts, or whatever,” he concluded.
However, Mick’s records suggest he should not need something to fall back on. He has shown a steep learning curve; the difference in his performance through the second years in F3 and F2 was massive. He was quite consistent in 2020 and won the Formula 2 championship.
Mick Schumacher has expressed his desire to prove himself at the biggest stage. Hass F1 Boss, Guenther Steiner, has also pointed out that he wants to help Mick towards a successful Formula 1 career. Do you believe he is ready to take on the speed of Formula 1?