Mick Schumacher Explains What F1 Fans Always Get Wrong About Hamilton’s Greatness

Published 12/21/2020, 8:05 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Haas’ Mick Schumacher walks the circuit with his team REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Mick Schumacher already shows glimpses of being ‘a class apart’. Many will refute the opinion, criticizing it to be too early to deem so for Mick. However, after following the young sensation through his F2 career into F1, the statement is not an exaggeration.

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Humility and compassion are aspects that receive recognition anywhere and Mick Schumacher has both of those in his demeanor.

The racer hails from the legendary ‘Schumacher family’ in F1. However, at the end of the day, he is just another racer on the paddock fighting for his glory.

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Mick Schumacher will drive for Haas F1 in 2021. Replacing Romain Grosjean at the cockpit, Mick will have to adjust quickly to the fast-paced sport. He is a fast learner and implements his education well, and fans rooting for him at Deutschland will hope he can produce some great results.

FILE PHOTO: Racing driver Mick Schumacher attends an event to celebrate 90 years of Italian premium sports car maker Ferrari racing team at Milan’s Duomo square, in Milan, Italy. REUTERS/Flavio lo Scalzo/File Photo

In an interview with Corriere Della Sera, Mick answered various questions about his journey so far. One opinion that would please anyone on the grid was about Mercedes cars.

Verstappen claimed that anyone could win in a Mercedes AMG, minimizing Hamilton‘s effort. However, Mick’s words will make you a fan of the young driver.

The speech applies to Hamilton as it is to my father. There is nothing random about great success. It is an iceberg, of which we often only see the tip emerging from the water,remarked Schumacher Jr.

Mick Schumacher recognizes the need to work hard

The sport is filling up with the passion and spirit of youth, as many drivers on the grid are yet to turn 25 years old. George Russell and Lando Norris are examples of the same.

However, their words, their insight into the sport, and their understanding of the strategies are like those of the champion drivers.

Mick Schumacher is another one that joins the list of these young racers. He will be one F1 rookie besides Yuki Tsunoda, from whom fans expect a lot. Although Mick’s performance is uncertain, this being his first season, his spirit is on the right line.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey -Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with a trophy after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason

When we look at a champion that dominates an entire era, there is the risk of neglecting something important. The enormous work it requires, how relevant are the resources, energy, and talent applied by that champion who then wins,” pointed out Mick Schumacher.

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Mattia Binotto earlier talked about Mick’s line of progression. He usually gets to his best form in his second season, taking the first season to understand and adjust to the format.

Well, 2021 will be his chance to get in the groove, and he will need a tireless effort.

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Indrasish Ganguly

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Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed.

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