Mick Schumacher Reveals Unlikely Friendship With an F1 Driver Other Than Sebastian Vettel

Published 07/13/2021, 8:02 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Francois Nel


Mick Schumacher is one of the new drivers on the grid and hasn’t made friends as much as the other drivers have. However, he is known to get along with Sebastian Vettel who has helped me settle into the sport in his rookie years.

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However, there’s someone else in the paddock that Schumi Jr is great friends with, and no, they’re not from his team! As it turns out, Mick lives in Geneva, same as Alpine’s Esteban Ocon, and the two get along pretty well both on and off-track.

Mick Schumacher gets along with Esteban Ocon

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As quoted by Auto Motor Und Sport, the 22-year-old said, “Unfortunately that’s not easy under Covid restrictions. There are a lot of rules you have to follow. But I get on quite well with Esteban, who also lives in Geneva. I have a good relationship with most of the drivers.”

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 25, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

But no matter what, nothing comes close to the special friendship he has with the four-time world champion. “In the end, though, Sebastian is the one I’m closest to. He is a great help to me, both on and off the track.” (Translated via Google Translate)

“It is just great that I can turn to someone who has so much experience and is also a great person,” Mick concluded.

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Steiner feels that Mick’s friendship with Sebastian will be beneficially

It’s no secret that Aston Martin’s Vettel is helping Schumacher Jr find his feet in Formula One. The 34-year-old raced against his dad, Michael Schumacher, and he was a mentor to Vettel, who is now trying to do the same for Mick.

Hence, Haas team boss, Guenther Steiner knows how helpful Vettel’s advice can be for his rookie driver. As quoted by PlanetF1, he said, “I think it’s a great thing. I don’t know how long they go back, I didn’t ask Mick that one but it seems they get on well – but even if they don’t go back a long time and they get on well, why not?

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 18, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during practice REUTERS/Yves Herman

“For sure, for Mick, it’s an advantage. I think Vettel is in the sport a long time and he feels attached to Mick and just tries to help him as much as he can to make him the next champion.

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“I think it’s a great thing and I don’t see any issue with it,” Steiner concluded.

Can Schumcher Jr implement the advice that world champion Seb gives him? And will he be able to replicate what his dad did in Formula One years ago? Let us know your predictions for the Haas rookie driver in the comments below.

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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.

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