Mick Schumacher Remembers Father Michael Ahead of F1 Debut: “Makes It Even More Emotional”

Published 03/10/2021, 10:30 AM EST
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY – OCTOBER 13: Mick Schumacher #4 looks on after race 1 of the final race of the Formula 3 Championship at Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The iconic Schumacher name returns to the grid, in the form of Mick Schumacher. The German is emotional not just because his dream comes true, but also remembering his father who made his debut three decades ago. Hence his debut on the grid will be more meaningful.


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Michael Schumacher is one of the greatest drivers F1 has ever seen from the time he made his debut in a Jordan till winning seven championships. However, he suffered a horrible accident and since then he is in critical condition.

The F2 champion is proud to carry on the Schumacher legacy in the sport and hopes he can shine in his debut season. Mick will go through a lot of emotions once he is behind the wheel, remembering his dad and what he has achieved. The young Mick Schumacher will get his start his journey with the Haas team in F1 and hopes to make his dad proud.


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MONTE CARLO, MONACO – Mick Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari in the Paddock during the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Mick Schumacher feels the emotions as his dad began his career nearly thirty years ago

The 21-year-old said, “Obviously now being one of the 20 drivers in Formula 1 is very special. As a child, I’ve been dreaming about this for 15 years and now it’s actually happened. It’s emotional and just something very nice”

Schumacher Jr. added, “My father actually had his first race in Formula 1 30 years ago this year that makes it even more emotional and even nicer.”

The German will have someone to lean on for advice

Even though Mick unfortunately turn to his father for advice on how to make it in the sport, he still has a mentor to help him learn the ropes. Fellow German Sebastian Vettel, who is a four-time championship winner himself, has offered to take up the role of Schumi Jr’s mentor, just like the latter’s father did with Seb all those years ago.

Vettel said, “Where I can help him in his life or on track, with some of the things that I went through in my career, I’m happy to help. But I think it’s very important for him to find his own path and follow his own way.

“As much as it helped as Michael had some things to say when I asked, and gave me advice, I’m trying to do the same to him.”

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)

No matter how how much help or advice he receives, the 21-year-old will be nervous stepping onto the track, and even more so because of the enormous pressure that comes with his legendary surname.


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What do you expect from the son of the legendary Michael Schumacher in 2021? Do you think he’ll crumble under the pressure?

Let us know in the comments section.


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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.