Mick Schumacher’s Sister Gina Schumacher Gets Behind the Wheel of His Haas F1 Car at COTA

Published 10/24/2021, 6:37 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 17, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher in action during qualifying REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


The United States Grand Prix is one of the fewest Formula 1 events that tend to capture the presence of some well-known faces in either the paddock or the garage itself. Well, this time around, the home team, Haas, had a visitor over the Mick Schumacher side of the garage.

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It was Mick’s very own sister, Gina-Maria Schumacher. The 24-year-old German spent her Saturday revolving around Haas pit garage and even snapped a picture of herself seated in the cockpit of Schumacher’s F1 car. Haas took to Twitter to reveal the same.

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Gina Schumacher taking the experience of cockpit

The Givrins World Championship 2017 top finisher, Gina, appeared in her father’s Documentary where she expressed how she loved accompaning Michael to races. And recently, she showed up in US GP 2021 to do the same for her brother too.

Haas F1 team certainly loved the guest and further wrote a tweet that read, “Sibling in the seat.”

While Mick chose to follow his father’s footsteps by breaking into the world of open-wheel racing, his big sister, Gina, followed her own path instead. The German is a non-professional horse rider and even received a gold medal in Switzerland back in 2017.

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Tough day in the office for Haas’ Mick Schumacher

The Schumacher Jr is just not able to catch a break since he made his way into Formula 1. Haas have hardly improved since 2020. If anything, the American team have only dropped further away from the rest of the grid, and one can say that Mick signed his deal at the worst possible time with the team itself looking to find their ground.

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16 races of no wins, podiums, or even a point. And despite the diminished hopes, a few would have desired Haas to score a point or two in front of the home fans. Unfortunately, that wasn’t meant to be, as neither of the drivers could even make it to the top 15.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 8, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher in action during practice REUTERS/Murad Sezer

And this result comes after 3 drivers retired from the race, and consequently, only 17 cars were running. Mick came home in P16, and the only positive is that the German managed to beat his own teammate, Nikita Mazepin.

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Looking ahead, things are certainly not going to change for Haas, and it wouldn’t be much of a shock if they leave this season with 0 points in hand. But, despite the massive odds, can Mick or Nikita pull off a heist to gain a point for the struggling Haas before the end of this season?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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