Schumacher Family’s Secret ‘Protector’ Reveals Mick Schumacher Is ‘Even More Private’ than Michael

Published 01/12/2021, 5:22 AM EST
MONTE CARLO, MONACO – Mick Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari in the Paddock during the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)


Ever since Mick Schumacher finally came under the limelight after his F2 title win, there has been quite a lot of character-wise resemblance between the young German and his father, Michael Schumacher.

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Mick looks like a rather quiet person, focusing entirely on the pursuit of racing in Formula 1. Well, apparently, such assumptions are actually true.

According to DailyMail, Sabine Kehm, the Schumacher family’s long-term PR, spoke about Mick’s character. However, she was cautious about what she said, as apparently she holds most of the family’s secrets.

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Third-placed Mick Schumacher of Germany and Prema Racing talks with Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto and Laurent Mekies, Scuderia Ferrari Sporting Director in parc ferme during the feature race for the Formula 2 Championship at Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

He is private. Perhaps even more private than Michael,” she said. “He is simply a dedicated driver. Getting to Formula One has been the priority for many years.”

That was clear in F3 and F2 as well. They are junior categories, but they are all-consuming. It is your life, and it takes everything to be successful in them.

Mick has always preferred to stay as ‘Mick’ rather than ‘Michael’s son.’ To prove the statement right, during his karting days, Mick was racing under a different surname. He replaced ‘Schumacher’ with his mother’s maiden name, ‘Betsch.’

Michael and Mick Schumacher always had a good relationship

The two Schumachers have had a strong bonding with each other since the younger one was born and Kehm, too, acknowledged that.

Michael and Mick have always had a good relationship, as he does with the whole family,” she said. The Schumacher family have always stuck together through thick and thin.

As Michael fell victim to that gruesome accident, Mick stepped up and decided to chase after the dream that was once his father’s. However, he did not have Michael by his side to back him, which is when Ralf Schumacher joined the frame.

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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)

Ralf helped Mick weather the storm and made sure that the incredible talent that Mick possessed did not go to waste.

Now, the young German has finally arrived at the doorsteps of F1, with just a month away from the winter testing. He has shown incredible character during races in F2, which eventually handed him the title. However, Mick is yet to showcase his talent in F1, as his rookie season is due to begin in March.

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Can Mick manage to stand tall by fending off his potential rivals? And consequently get into his father’s championship-winning team, Ferrari?

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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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