‘Not Nervous at All’ Mick Schumacher on His Feelings Ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix

Published 03/24/2021, 10:05 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Haas’ Mick Schumacher in action during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Mick Schumacher will make his F1 debut for American team Haas in the 2021 season. The German comes off the back of a dominant F2 season, which saw him win the Championship with Prema Racing. Schumacher will be looking to emulate the legendary legacy left by his father Michael in the sport. Understandably, The rookie is very excited for his first F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain on March 30.

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The paddock is excited for the youngster and is hoping the German will make an impression in his debut season. A lot of pre-debut chatter has been about his father and rightly so, but he will be looking to make a big and early impact on the grid at lowly Haas.

Mick Schumacher expresses happiness at making his debut

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In an interview posted on Haas’ official YouTube channel, Schumacher spoke about his emotions or feelings ahead of the season-opener at Bahrain. He said, “Well, my emotions away from the first Grand Prix are pretty good indeed. Pretty settled, to be honest. Obviously filled with excitement. That’s the best word. Not nervous at all.”

The 22-year-old was very happy with how the testing regime went for Haas, considering the circumstances. He said, We have done a good amount of work in the two days we had. Unfortunately, we lost one. It’s not ideal but it’s testing, so anything can happen. I think the work with the team is very good and I feel very confident.

“Obviously, we don’t know yet where we’ll finish after race one. But, we’re very confident and filled with happiness for the new season.”

 Will the German make an early impact?

Unfortunately, the team Schumacher has joined has written off the 2021 season. Haas have basically carried over their car from the 2020 season with just a change in livery to their present one.

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The team have a renewed focus on delivering a competent car for the crucial 2022 season. However, the young German can use this to his advantage.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – APRIL 02: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Scuderia Ferrari SF90 walks out of the garage during F1 testing in Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

He has had history of starting competitions slowly as he takes close to a season to get to terms with the car at his disposal. The German can use the 2021 season to give the required feedback to the team. He, however, will need to beat his teammate Nikita Mazepin as that will be a fair barometer of his success.

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So, the 22-year-old will be hoping his debut campaign comes off without any major hiccups.

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Ashish Thomas is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having followed motorsports since age 5, Ashish holds an enviable knowledge of F1 history. Ashish holds extensive experience in sports writing, having previously worked for SportsQuest and Fansided.

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