Sebastian Vettel Hopes To See Protege Mick Schumacher With Ferrari Despite ‘Failed’ F1 Experience

Published 12/26/2021, 10:48 AM EST
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Aston Martin F1 Team and Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas F1 look on as the prototype for the 2022 F1 season is unveiled during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 15, 2021 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)


Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher have developed a wonderful relationship in 2021. We often saw the two Germans talking to each other during the track walks and pre-race interviews. Mick considers the four-time world champion as his mentor and a big brother in the sport, while Seb is protective towards Mick as he is the son of his idol, Michael Schumacher.

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It was recently announced that Mick would be the reserve driver for Ferarri in the 2022 season. He will act as the reserve driver when the team’s other reserve driver, Antonio Giovinazzi, will not be there. Vettel mentioned the move could be a wonderful learning experience for the young German.

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Sebastian Vettel gives sage advice to Mick Schumacher regarding joining Ferarri

The four-time world champion spent six years with Ferrari in his career. He won 14 races with the team from 2015 to 2020, but Vettel considers his time at the team as a failure as he could not win the world championship with the team.

When asked would he want to see Mick joining the Ferarri team in the future, Vettel gave the answer in the affirmative.

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Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 21, 2021, Haas’ Mick Schumacher and Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel play Jenga in the paddock ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Brian Snyder

“Yes absolutely. Even if I failed to achieve great success there. But I still had good years. And the brand will always be special. In any case, I wouldn’t advise him against the few things that didn’t work out so well for me. 

People tend to always see the glass half empty in memories. I prefer to see it half full and the positives predominate. Too much grumbling is misplaced because all of us Formula 1 drivers are doing very well on the bottom line,” said Vettel.

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It would be nice to see Mick joining the Italian team. He would be following in the footsteps of his father, Michael, and mentor, Sebastian. Mick is currently driving for the Haas F1 team. How do you think the 2022 season will pan out for Mick Schumacher?

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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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