Toto Wolff Hoping Mick Schumacher Gets a Drive at Ferrari as He Leaves an Important Message for Haas F1

Published 12/08/2020, 1:43 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – Alfa Romeo’s Mick Schumacher on the circuit wearing a protective face mask with his team ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay


A Schumacher will be seen in the F1 paddock after a long period, and this time it is young Mick Schumacher. Many have touted the 21-year-old as a genuine talent capable of having a very successful career.

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The recent confirmation has now arrived in terms of Mick’s future, with the youngster due to go to Haas for the 2021 season. It represents his first foray into the premier motorsport division, and he will be keen to make the best of the opportunity.

While the attention is building on Mick, Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, feels the Ferrari junior should be given time to develop. Because if not, people will have incredibly high expectations from Mick, which always represents a big risk.

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Mick Schumacher needs little time to take first steps, says Wolff

Motorsport-Total quoted Wolff as saying, “We mustn’t accelerate Mick too much, because then the expectations of the fans will be far too high. Mick has now won Formula 2. That is another sign that he is capable of becoming a good racing driver.”

Also in Formula 1. Now you have to give him a little time to take these first steps.” (translated via Google Translate)

SCARPERIA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 13: Mick Schumacher of Germany prepares to drive the Ferrari F2004 of his father Michael Schumacher before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Moving to Haas gives Schumacher an insight about what F1 is all about, having been newly promoted from F2. Much like everyone else, fans would want to see Mick Schumacher take to the wheel of a Ferrari sooner than later.

The Mercedes boss continued and said, “At Haas he is part of a team that can sometimes set good accents, but not regularly. Hopefully Simone Resta will be able to help.” 

Wolff thinks ‘Schumi Junior’ might even get a chance at Ferrari

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“Now you just have to give him two or three years to develop there. Maybe he’ll get a chance in a Ferrari. Just like George Russell got it from us.” concluded Wolff.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during practice Pool via REUTERS/Ozan Kose

Mick Schumacher is of course a member graduate of the Ferrari Drivers’ Academy. Therefore, the Italian giants’ top bosses would be keeping an eye on Schumi Junior’s development at the American outfit.

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Although it is early to speak about such prospects, Ferrari’s ideal vision is to see Michael Schumacher’s son sit in the cockpit of their car. For that to happen, there is a long road of struggle and hard work that Mick still needs to do during his time at Haas.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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