Mick Schumacher: ‘Not Intimated’ by Prospect of Battling Hamilton and Alonso in F1

Published 12/28/2020, 1:40 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Haas’ Mick Schumacher walks the circuit with his team REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Mick Schumacher is just months away from making his official entry into Formula 1 as a full-time driver. It is quite apparent that he might feel a tinge of pressure being the legend, Michael Schumacher’s son.

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But will that be the only pressure mounting over his head?

Well, there’s the fact that he will be racing amongst some senior drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Fernando Alonso, who share a total of 13 world championship titles. Hence, there are possibilities that Mick might have a tough time climbing up from his rookie position.

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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)

However, this isn’t how Mick is considering this scenario. Apparently, the young German is not feeling intimidated by the big names on the grid.

My goal is to learn and understand as much as possible,” he said. “I want to grow up fast. I am not intimidated by the names of the big names like Hamilton, Alonso, and all the others.

They have done gigantic things in F1. But in the end, they are human beings too.”

The teammate battle is the primary concern for any rookie driver. In that case, Mick will be getting his F2 colleague, Nikita Mazepin, who will also be making his F1 debut. Thus, it is unlikely that Mick will feel any sort of push from the Russian.

Mick Schumacher awaits the challenge

Schumacher Jr has already shown glimpses of his father’s driving style; Mick has always preferred being aggressive in F2. Hence, it is going to be quite interesting to watch how his upcoming debut season will pan out.

I know that you have to impose yourself, give your all. And drive in the hardest, albeit loyal way possible,” he said.”I already know it will be very exciting. I can’t wait to face the challenge, prepare for that race, and work with the team.

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Third-placed Mick Schumacher of Germany and Prema Racing talks with Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto and Laurent Mekies, Scuderia Ferrari Sporting Director in parc ferme during the feature race for the Formula 2 Championship at Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

It is no surprise that Mick’s future in F1 is looking incredibly bright. The events persisting around Mick suggest that Haas will take the role of being a training ground for the German driver. Once he shapes up into a top reliable driver, the door to Ferrari will eventually open for Mick.

Considering the fact that Ferrari’s primary goal with Mick is to place him in one of their seats, he could well and truly be the prime candidate for the world championship title as well.

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So, will Mick be the one to rack up more trophies into the Schumacher family’s career in F1?

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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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