Mick Schumacher Reveals the Biggest Advice Sebastian Vettel Gave Him Amidst Blossoming Friendship

Published 05/30/2021, 11:26 AM EDT
NUERBURG, GERMANY: 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)


Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel share a lot in common, the least of which is their German heritage. Seb has a well-documented fandom of Mick’s legendary father, Michael Schumacher. Since Michael mentored him when he came to F1, Vettel has been trying to reciprocate that by taking his son Mick under his tutelage.

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The Aston Martin driver must have given the Haas rookie much advice since the two are often seen mingling around the paddock. And Mick has revealed the most important one he got from Vettel

“I think the biggest advice he gave me is really to just never forget why I’m here. And that’s because we love the sport. Once you lose that, you’re in the wrong place.”

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F1 is a sport that can exert enormous pressure on an individual. Sometimes the competition can be such that a driver can lose sight of why he started racing, in the first place. However, it is important that Schumacher Jr. heed the rich advice of his mentor.

“So I’m enjoying my life. I’m doing the best thing in the world. I think that it’s great to have somebody like him giving me advice here and there,” said Mick.

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The due can seem inseparable, from media pen to the driver parade, they are together. There can be plenty of waving and fist-bumps going on during the race, as well.

“I have a huge respect for him, and obviously, I think that we can call that a friendship, which is very nice for me. He has got so much experience and there are so many things that I can learn from him,” Mick revealed.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier
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Mick’s also building up a relationship at Haas

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And it is not just Vettel, with whom he is building a solid relationship. His father, Michael, was close to the people he worked with at Ferrari. And that laid the foundation for the team’s success. At Haas, he is trying to build a similar level of trust –

“The team is a big, big part of my development, but it’s also a big part of my confidence. I take that confidence from the team that they’re giving me. They have a huge trust in us as drivers. I have a huge trust in my team.”

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He is on the right path. His level-headed approach together with the German efficiency will enable him to replicate the success of his father and Vettel.

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Bharat Aggarwal

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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