Mick Schumacher’s Reaction to Vettel’s F1 Extension Speaks Volumes About Their Friendship

Published 10/08/2021, 8:03 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)


The relationship between Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel has grown through the season. We have often spotted the two German drivers spending time with each other in the paddock. They are also usually talking to each other in the pre-race grid walks as well.

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The Haas driver considers Vettel as his mentor. So naturally, he was thrilled when the 4-time world champion decided to stay in F1 and extend his contract with Aston Martin for the 2022 season.

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I was the happiest person in the paddock: Mick Schumacher

There was a little bit of doubt whether the 4-time world champion would drive in the 2022 season. But with his contract extension and excitement for the 2022 cars put those fears to bed. Mick was equally, if not happier than us, to hear the news.

“It is important in many respects. I can call Seb a friend. For me it is a great opportunity to be able to ask him anything and get his advice for driving in F1, but also for many other things.” said Mick on his relationship with Seb.

“We are not just talking about cars, but also about life. We can say that I was the happiest person in the paddock when Seb decided to continue racing,” said Mick.

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The Haas driver explains how Sebastian Vettel has helped him

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Vettel has assisted Schumacher throughout the way and has come to his aid frequently. Mick has always been respectful towards his fellow German even they might have come together on the track.

Motor racing – Formula One – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021, Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel arrives at the circuit REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

“He’s a huge help for me in all ways, anything on and off the track. I’m happy that I can go back to somebody that has so much experience but also that is so likable. Very happy he’s around.” said the Haas driver.

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It is very nice to see the 4-time world champion guiding the young charge in Formula One. It would be interesting to see if Vettel would still support Schumacher after he calls it a day in F1.

What do you think of Mick’s comments on Seb? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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