Mick Schumacher Hails Vettel’s Influence on His ‘Private Life’ and F1

Published 05/07/2021, 3:47 AM EDT
NUERBURG, GERMANY: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Mick Schumacher of Germany and Alfa Romeo Racing talk in the Pitlane during a weather delayed FP2 during practice ahead of the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The moment Mick Schumacher made his foray into F1 at Nurburgring last year, he found an ally in the fellow German and a 4-time World Champion, Sebastian Vettel.


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The Aston Martin driver has been incredibly supportive of Mick, almost portraying the role of a mentor. And it looks like their relationship is strengthening with each passing day.

Amidst such a positive tie between the two, Schumacher Jr opened up about the kind of role that Vettel plays in his personal life.


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Schumacher’s comments on Sebastian Vettel

Speaking to RTL, Mick revealed that Vettel has been lending him advice that proved helpful in his private life as well. “Knowing that you always have someone who can give you advice that helps me not only here but also in my private life is very important to me,” he said. (Translated from German using Google Translate)

What’s more, Mick also declared that Vettel’s advice and tips were “very helpful for him, especially in the early days. He has won four world championships and therefore has a lot of knowledge in this sport that can help me.”

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 25, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Initially, it looked like Mick could find himself racing alongside Kimi Raikkonen over the 2021 season. Hence, considering the Finn’s experience, fans anticipated Mick to learn a lot from the former World Champion.

However, in reality, his teammate turned out to be another rookie in Nikita Mazepin. But, in place of Raikkonen now stands his former Ferrari teammate, Vettel. It will be interesting to see how the 33-year-old tends to his idol’s son in F1.

Mick Schumacher not optimistic about 2021

It has undeniably been a horrendous start to the season for Haas F1 team. In what has been an epic downfall, the American team now stands alone at the bottom of the table.

Hence, one might predict Haas to somehow find their way back to the mid-field this season. But that doesn’t seem too viable, according to Mick.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 17, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher in action during qualifying REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Of course our car is not the most powerful. So we have to try to get the best out of what we have. I don’t want to go in overly optimistic and then get a problem because we say we’re going into the points here,” Mick said.


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I think it’s better right now to be a little pessimistic and then be surprised that we might be a little further ahead than we thought.”

Overall, with 20 more races left in hand, Mick will be looking to secure some points for himself and his team. But performance isn’t going to help him accomplish the target, as he needs a tinge of luck as well.

Hence, will Mick manage to get himself going on the points table before the end of this season? Only time will tell.


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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.