Mick Schumacher Makes an Emotional Admission About His Father Michael Schumacher

Published 09/08/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
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 ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


The Michael Schumacher documentary makes its way to Netflix on September 15. With the film’s release dawning nearer, Schumacher’s wife Corinna, and Mick Schumacher shared their thoughts on the 7-time champion.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The emotional conversation takes place almost eight years after Schumacher’s horrific ski accident. Mick, who idolizes his dad, opens up about how much he missed Michael during his debut season. “Since the accident these experiences, these moments that I think many people have with their parents are no longer present, or they are but less, and in my opinion, it is something unfair.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Having paid tribute to his father on multiple occasions during his F1 career, Mick states that he’d do anything to share his new experiences with his father. “I think Dad and I, we understand each other now in a different way simply because we speak a similar language, the language of the engine, and would have much to talk about.”

“That is my head most time, thinking that would be so cool. I would leave everything just for that”

The Haas driver has been facing his share of difficulties with the sport. Issues with the team principal and his teammate- normal F1 problems that could be settled with the help of his dad. However, Mick has been brave in the face of adversity and will undoubtedly find his way through over the next nine rounds.

Mick Schumacher faces problems at Haas

Mick Schumacher and teammate Nikita Mazepin haven’t been on the best terms lately. Tensions rose after the qualifying session in Zandvoort. After some string exchanges, the teammates had a minor collision on race day. Many backhanded statements later, it doesn’t look like the two will be cordial anytime soon.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Nikita Mazepin of Russia and Haas F1 and Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas F1 look on as the prototype for the 2022 F1 season is unveiled during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 15, 2021 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

In a post-race interview, Mick was asked if talking through the problem would fix it. He replied“I don’t think so, to be honest.” Looking at the situation, Schumacher simply states, “It seems like that’s the way it is.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

With nine races left in the season and a confirmed 2022 season seat at Haas, Schumacher should look to set things right with Mazepin. The feud between the two teammates will only have a negative effect on the team. As time heals the Haas wounds, Schumacher can find comfort in the film honoring his father, an F1 legend.

Watch this story: Ferrari Strategy Fails We Will Never Forget

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Shreya Sanjeev

364 articles

Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT