Mick Schumacher, the son of F1 legend and seven times world champion, Michael Schumacher may get his shot in F1 earlier than a few anticipated. Some people have suggested that he could inherit the seat of Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo. Mick, who currently races for Prema Theodore Racing in F2 has been grabbing a lot of eyeballs. The young German moved up to F2 in 2019 on the back of winning the 2018 season in formula 3. His talent hasn’t gone unnoticed ( his surname would’ve obviously helped). Mick was signed by Scuderia Ferrari as an academy driver in 2019. He got a shot at testing the SF90 at the Bahrain international circuit.
Mick’s dramatic rise has brought about speculation that he may be on the F1 grid sooner rather than later. However, Mick’s uncle and former F1 driver, Ralf Schumacher, in conversation with GRANDPX.news said,” I would suggest that we see how this season goes. It will be a very important season for him in Formula 2″
“and I would say that Mick needs to be given a little more time.”
Mick could take over from Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo
However, Ralf is optimistic about his Nephew’s chance is F1 for the 2021 season. He said,” Mick has a good chance of getting into F1, for example, at Alfa Romeo. Kimi Raikkonen may soon end his career and Antonio Giovinazzi is not so strong. So, I think a young driver like Mick could have a chance.”
Another former F1 driver who echoed this statement and took it one step further was Nick Heidfeld. The former racer while who spoke to Sky Germany said,” I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Mick in the car this season. If he does a great job in Formula 2 and Giovinazzi has even bigger problems than he had last year, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mick is sitting in that seat by the middle of the season.”
Obviously, it seems like poor Nick has discounted a few facts. One is that the 21-year-old German still doesn’t have his super license yet. The second being Kimi’s retirement plan. If things get worse and the 2020 season is scrapped then the Finn may well consider prolonging his career for another year.