Mick Schumacher Tells All on His ‘Fun’ Relationship With Sebastian Vettel

Published 06/19/2022, 1:00 PM EDT
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Aston Martin F1 Team and Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas F1 look on as the prototype for the 2022 F1 season is unveiled during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 15, 2021 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mick Schumacher is one of the fresher faces on the grid. The 2020 F2 champion made his debut with Haas only last year. However, so far the 23-year-old has struggled to find his feet at the top level. Although the 2021 Haas was nearly undrivable at times, their 2022 package is a lot more competitive. However, Mick is yet to score a point in his F1 career.

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Regardless, he has found himself an ally and mentor on the grid in the form of Sebastian Vettel. Recently the driver opened up about his relationship with the 4-time World Champion.

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Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel’s special bond

Mick Schumacher is still in his early days as an F1 driver. A dismal car in 2021 did not give the F2 champion a chance to showcase his talent and race craft. However, the 2022 season has seen Mick display some of the qualities that led him to be crowned champion in the junior category.

In the meantime, the German has been somewhat taken under the tutelage of compatriot and fellow F1 driver Sebastian Vettel. Mick’s father Michael had done the same with Vettel in his early days in F1.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 09: anSebastian Vettel of Germany and Aston Martin F1 Team d Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas F1 talk in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 09, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Antonin Vincent – Pool/Getty Images)

In a recent interview with Motorlat the 23-year-old shed light on their relationship, “It’s hugely important to me. I’m very grateful to be in that position and to be able to learn from him, but also just talk to him and to have him as a friend. 

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He was further quizzed about his crash with the 4-time world champion in Miami. Mick replied, “Yes, but we’ve raced hard before. If we go back to Imola, we raced hard too against each other.

He added, “That’s fun because it’s more of a we drive together than it is necessarily against. It’s fun when it’s him…..I know it’s gonna be a good fight because he knows my limits and I know his limits. So it’s just a matter of giving that to each other.”

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Mick will now be aiming to put the lessons he learned from Seb into practice as he chases that elusive first points finish. He will be hoping to end his streak in Montreal at the Canadian GP. Do you think Mick can score points soon?

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Divyansh Priyadarshi

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Divyansh Priyadarshi is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his under-graduation in computer science engineering and is naturally drawn to the intriguing data-driven world of Formula 1. Being an author at ES isn't his first stint in penning down thoughts for his favorite sports, as he has a solid prior background in writing content for soccer, NBA, and UFC.

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