Mick Schumacher Wins F1 Twitter’s Hearts After Innocent Team Radio

Published 09/25/2021, 2:01 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


Mick Schumacher has done it again. Possibly contending with Lando Norris for the baby of the grid, Mick Schumacher’s team radio has taken the internet by storm.

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After being informed that he missed out on Q2 by a second, Schumacher innocently let out his frustrations. “Beep beep beep beep!” The self-censorship was too adorable for the internet to ignore.

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Twitter reacts to Schumi Jr’s censoring

The quality censorship had the German trending on the social media site. But in case you missed it, prepare to go “aww!”

The internet was quick to fawn over the Haas driver.

Is this going to be a part of the new F1 lingo? Put it in the hall of fame with Smooth operator and it’s Friday then!

Some compared the Haas rookie to his peer in AlphaTauri. While Yuki Tsunoda is known for his heated team radios, Schumacher’s beeping was a stark contrast. Further, Schumacher fans compared him to his mentor and best friend – Sebastian Vettel. Seb too was close to making it to the next level in Q2; his “no f*cking way” reaction being just as sweet.

Mick Schumacher looks to be giving the McLaren drivers a run for their money. Daniel Ricciardo, also alluded to as the golden retriever of the grid, seems to be losing his title.

Mick Schumacher explains beeping

The German had an impressive qualifying session at Sochi. In addition to coming close to a Q2 appearance, he out-qualified his teammate by 3.9 seconds. Therefore, his frustrations on missing out on a better starting position are more than justified.

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Explaining his soft frustrations, Schumacher explained his feelings inside the cockpit. “I did not want to hit with my fist against the steering wheel because it is expensive.”

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during qualifying REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Mick Schumacher will start the Russian GP in 16th, which means he will have Max Verstappen behind him yet again. The Hungarian GP gave Schumacher the opportunity to defend against the champion; a task he executed wonderfully for almost 10 laps. Sunday’s race presents itself as another chance for the driver.

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With a Ferrari and Red Bull sure to breathe down the Haas’ neck, will Schumacher impress us all once again?

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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