Mick Schumacher Hails Positive Outcome From Ferrari’s Private Testing in Fiorano

Published 01/29/2021, 3:14 AM EST
SCARPERIA, ITALY: 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 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


It has been a busy week for the Ferrari F1 team, as they hosted private testing for the drivers in an attempt to lift them up to speed. Of course, the talk of the town was the newly recruited Ferrari driver, Carlos Sainz. But, he wasn’t alone in the testing as Mick Schumacher, too, joined the team on the track.

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Following the outing with the team, the German hailed the testing to be an extremely useful one, despite driving a 2-year-old car.

He felt that the SF71H behaved similarly to the present F1 cars. Hence, he reckoned that the testing helped him set a base to build on for the upcoming season.

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What did Mick Schumacher say?

Speaking to Ferrari, Mick opened up about his outing with the team on their private circuit in Fiorano. “Finally sitting in a race car again is a feeling I was missing a lot,” he said. “I think today has definitely been a positive day at the track.”

We managed to get through the entire programme that we had scheduled without any problems and it was clearly very useful to be able to get through so much mileage at the wheel of a car in view of the coming season.”

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 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

These testings are extremely crucial for Mick and his future in F1. The Schumacher Jr will be racing alongside another rookie over the 2021 season. Ergo, the possibility of Mick getting exposure from his teammate is zero, rather the two might indulge in a rivalry.

And this testing with the Maranello-outfit may have just handed the German with enough experience and data to beat Nikita Mazepin in 2021.

Fiorano test an excellent base for 2021: Mick

Mick opened up that he is all set for the upcoming winter testing in Bahrain, following a successful outing with Ferrari at the Fiorano circuit.

The SF71H is a car from 2018, but its behaviour on the track and the feelings that it gives to the driver are very similar, both in terms of how it behaves on the track and physical stress,” he said. “That makes it an excellent base when it comes to preparation for the new season.”

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Race winner Mick Schumacher of Germany and Prema Racing celebrates during the sprint race of the Formula 2 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

The German has been surrounded by high expectations ignited by his recent championship win in Formula 2. And the fact that he is the son of a 7-time world champion only heightened the expectations.

Hence, it will be interesting to see how Mick fares in his rookie season. Of course, it would be almost impossible for the German to score occasional points, considering where Haas stand at the moment. But, will he be able to fend off his potential rival teams?

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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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