Sebastian Vettel & Mick Schumacher Crowned ‘Dream Team’ As F1 Fans Pick Their £100 Million Lineups

Published 01/19/2022, 11:14 AM EST
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – JUNE 04: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas F1 talks with Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Aston Martin F1 Team in the Paddock prior to practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 04, 2021 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Imagine owning a Formula 1 team. Besides the obvious perks of the job, picking the drivers to create the perfect team seems to be the most enticing idea. F1 fans on Twitter put themselves in the hypothetical shoes of team bosses and went wild with what their ideal team pairing would be; Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher took the easy vote.

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The WTF1 account on Twitter gave fans a theoretical €100M to pick their ideal driver lineups. However, there was a catch. A world champion would mean €80M; a race winner, 60; podium sitters 40 and no podiums €20M.

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With such power in their hand, fans went wild with their storyline.

F1 fans create their lineups

The replies to the idea were worth reading through. Especially with the Fernando Alonso fans! Like this one:

There were some very interesting pairings as well, some that could see the light of day.

There were many interesting storylines, but this one took the cake.

The winning team: Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher

While many fans paired their favorite drivers together, the majority was easy to spot: Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. The most wholesome duo on the paddock, many fans wished to see the German pair share a garage.

Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher have rightly won the hearts of the fans. Very early into Mick’s entry into F1, the bond shared by the two drivers was well established. Mick had mentioned“I’ve got a great deal of respect for him. I think what my dad was to Sebastian, he is for me: someone that I’m close to, with whom I can talk about motorsport.”

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Vettel and Michael Schumacher’s relationship is mirrored in the bond he and Mick share in the paddock; especially as a guru. “We talk a lot about motorsport. I try to get tips from him and put them into practice. He’s been in the sport quite a few more years than me, so every conversation we have helps.”

While it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see the duo share a team, the ROC is as close as it gets. However, that doesn’t mean the end of the on-paddock moments we love to see.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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