The likelihood of seeing Mick Schumacher moving up to Formula 1 next season is increasing day-by-day. For Formula 2 drivers, it is all up to their performances in the F2 to grab the F1 teams’ attention.
And Mick has done the same by grabbing hold of the lead in the championship table for the first time. Rumors suggest a finish within the Top 3 in the F2 Championship will seal the deal for Mick’s F1 debut in 2021.
The Tuscan Grand Prix was a hectic race for the strategists as there were incidents taking place throughout the race. But Mick Schumacher used it to his advantage, despite being involved in an incident.
Callum Ilott, who was leading the championship table until the start of last weekend, finished in a disappointing P12. A broken front wing forced him to pit at a bad time, which ended with him finishing the race outside the points tally.
Mick crossed the line in P5. During the sprint race, he finished in P4 and carried home a total of 18 points. He eventually took the lead from Ilott after he failed to finish in the points during the feature race. Mick now leads the table and is now 8 points ahead of Ilott.
Mick also created a decent 21-point lead over his teammate Shwartzman. This season witnessed a dominating performance from Mick, who was ready to seize the opportunities that came his way.
According to a report from RaceFans, a P3 for Mick Schumacher in the Championship standings would be enough to get him into Formula 1. But he is now leading the championship. If he wins the championship from here, seeing him driving for a Formula One team in the next season would not be a surprise.
Mick Schumacher drives his father’s F2004
In the event of 1000th GP for Ferrari, Mick Schumacher drove his father, Michael Schumacher’s championship-winning Ferrari F2004 car around the Mugello circuit.
He later took to Twitter to thank the Ferrari team for the opportunity.
“It was a pleasure and an honor to drive the Ferrari F2004 of my dad in Mugello. It’s certainly one of the best cars in F1 history. Thank you Very Much for this opportunity,” read his caption.