Mick Schumacher Gets Behind the Wheel of Father Michael Schumacher’s First-Ever F1 Car

Published 07/20/2021, 10:58 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


Ever since Mick Schumacher showed signs of growing into a potential F1 driver, the German had been receiving opportunities to drive a few of his father’s F1 cars. For instance, in 2020, Mick drove Michael Schumacher’s championship-winning Ferrari F2004 around Mugello during the Grand Prix weekend.

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The latest to this list is Michael’s first-ever F1 car – the feisty Green-coloured Jordan 191. Mick, along with former F1 driver, Karun Chandhok, shared the memories of the seven-time world champion through the car that gifted the senior German his debut in the sport.

The Sky Sports F1 presenter tweeted earlier on Tuesday about receiving such an honorable opportunity. “Today is going to be a great day! One of the most beautiful cars of all time. Michael Schumacher’s first-ever F1 car. #Jordan191.”

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Eventually, Chandhok further updated on the sensational news. Wonderful and emotional day sharing the gorgeous Jordan 191 with Mick Schumacher, 30 years after his father made his debut in it!

Sky Sports will be telecasting the Jordan challenger in action on the track through a special coverage over the Belgian Grand Prix, next month.

History behind Jordan 191 set to be driven by Mick Schumacher

The seven-time world champion stepped his foot into the world of F1 in 1991, through the Jordan 191, designed by Gary Anderson. However, Michael took part in just one race weekend for Jordan over the entire season.

His chance arrived at the Belgian Grand Prix; Jordan announced a switch in drivers after Bertrand Gachot was sentenced to prison.

Schumacher, consequently, took over the seat and qualified in a promising P7. It was the joint-best ever starting position for Jordan, as the German managed to out-qualify his teammate, Andrea de Cesaris, who ended up down the order in P11.

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Michael did cherish a decent start to the race, but he barely made it past the Eau Rouge. He was then running in a decent P6 when the clutch failed in his Jordan, leading to an anti-climactic end to his F1 debut.

That started off what ended up being one of the most celebrated racing careers for an F1 driver. Hence, will his son, Mick, continue to drive more of his F1 cars, that hold exciting stories and facts beneath?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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