Mick Schumacher Insists He Will Start The 2021 F1 Season ‘Perfectly Prepared’

Published 01/15/2021, 5:22 AM EST
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY – Mick Schumacher, son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, walks in the Paddock before the Formula One Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)


The 2021 F1 season will provide an opportunity to a select few rookie drivers to get the first taste of the competitive premier division. Of the lot, Haas F1 recruit Mick Schumacher is one of the most highly rated.

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One would have to go back to 2012 to see the last time a driver named Schumacher graced the F1 paddock. After a largely extended gap in that regard, the racing legend’s son is now all set to make his first appearance in the sport.

With maturity in his personality and a desire to prove himself, Mick Schumacher talks about how prepared he is for the upcoming campaign. The 2020 F2 champion certainly seems focused ahead of the season opener.

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Mick Schumacher says the current phase is about ‘building the basics’

Speaking in an interview, Schumacher stated, “I will start the season perfectly prepared. The postponement of the season opener has no effect on my program.” (translated from Google Translate)

Very recently, the announcement came forth that the season opener in Australia had been postponed to a later date in the F1 calendar. The race in Bahrain on March 28th would hence act as the season opener for the 2021 Formula 1 campaign.

Mick Schumacher of Germany and Prema Racing prepares for practice ahead of the Formula 2 Championship at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

“The current phase is about building the basics for the season, the changed World Cup program does not change anything about that, and it is the same for everyone anyway.

“I still communicate a lot with the team – via videoconference,” concluded the Ferrari academy junior on the subject.

Schumacher will focus on furthering his racing development in his first few years in F1

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Following his F2 championship win with Prema Powerteam, the official announcement of his deal with Haas also came about. The 2020 season, in general, had proven quite fruitful for the 21-year-old.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – AUGUST 01: Formula 2 driver Mick Schumacher of Germany walks in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

But as he now steps into the league with the big boys, Mick’s focus should continue to be on learning the ropes of being a well-rounded F1 driver. At Haas, he has the perfect opportunity to do so under a learned Team Principal in Guenther Steiner.

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Needless to say, many F1 enthusiasts are keen to see Mick Schumacher in action and how he will take to the new challenge in his life. From what has been said about him so far, we just might then see a fine F1 driver emerge right in front of our eyes.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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