Mick Schumacher Reveals His Relationship With Sebastian Vettel as The 4x World Champion Bids Goodbye

Published 11/20/2022, 5:30 PM EST
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – JUNE 04: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas F1 talks with Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Aston Martin F1 Team in the Paddock prior to practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 04, 2021 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

With the final race of the season coming to an end, Sebastian Vettel’s retirement becomes a reality that many are still not ready for. Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel is moving on from the F1 grid, and this is a truth that isn’t an easy pill to swallow.

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Haas’ Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel hold a very dear relationship that is unique in the F1 world. Watching Sebastian go, isn’t easy for Mick. This is going to be a hard year for the young German as he too contemplates his next move in F1 since his contract with Haas has ended.

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Mick is extremely emotional about all the big changes incoming, and to be able to navigate that without Sebastian might be even harder, as Mick recently revealed the role Vettel played in his life.

Mick Schumacher admitted to Vettel holding a very special place in his life. He said, “He’s like a dad, in some ways, to me as well.”

Vettel and Schumacher have always been close, considering the special friendship Vettel and the legendary Michael Schumacher have had in the past. Vettel has always looked out for the young German, and Mick has always shared how grateful he is for Vettel’s presence.

Before the race day, Mick also paid a tribute to Vettel as he wore a similar-looking hamlet as the four-time champion.

Mick Schumacher said he looked forward to sharing the last race with Sebastian Vettel

Mick, after hearing Vettel’s retirement news in July, got extremely candid about his relationship with Sebastian Vettel. He was happy about his transition, as he stressed on how much Vettel loves his home life. He hopes to meet him often, now that he’d have more time as well.

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 20, 2022 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel ahead of his last race REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

He said, “I support him and in all of that for sure. And he might not be racing anymore next year, but for sure I’ll be seeing him as much as I can. And yeah, I’m sure we won’t, let’s say, stop speaking or anything like that.”

“I think it’s going to be the other way around that actually we’ll probably meet up more and see each other more just because he has more time,” he said, in conclusion.

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Nida Chakraborty

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Nida Chakraborty is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. After completing her undergrad from St Xavier's College with a degree in Psychology, she had gone on to take up multiple journalistic ventures in Radio and Television. Not only has she been a producer for Fever 104 FM, one of India's leading FM radio stations, but she has also worked for MTV and Channel V.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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