‘Unwell’ Mick Schumacher Raises French GP Concerns After Missing Out on Father Michael’s Award Ceremony

Published 07/21/2022, 5:51 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher arrives ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Mick Schumacher has suddenly turned the season around in his favor. From being criticized in the tabloids to being hailed as father Michael Schumacher’s successor, the young driver has seen it all in his sophomore F1 campaign. Undoubtedly, the German’s performances have peaked his popularity amongst fans, who want to spot him time and again.

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Many consider the driver’s father, a seven-time world champion, the best driver of all time. The former Ferrari pilot, post-retirement, faced an unfortunate skiing incident that left him in a coma. However, Schumacher Sr. has left such a rich legacy that it sees him getting recognized with the highest awards to date.

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To receive the coveted State Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Schumacher’s wife and daughter were present. However, his son couldn’t attend the ceremony because “he was feeling unwell.” This health scare has left the fans concerned for the 23-year-old as F1 returns to French grounds after a 2-week break.

Schumacher, who’s in tremendous form, might have another brilliant run on Circuit Paul Ricard. The driver, who has marginally improved his performance since the Canadian Grand Prix, even managed his first ever F1 points at Silverstone.

The French circuit might favor his chances again given it’s very Silverstone-like. Though no one knows if Schumacher Jr. is going to be totally functionally healthy and sound for race week. However, reports suggest that the team expects him to drive.

What is the award ceremony that Mick Schumacher couldn’t attend for his father?

What is the award that Michael Schumacher has received all about? Actually, the Red Baron was born in Hürth. Notably, this is a town in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. Now the State of North Rhine-Westphalia provides famed entities with a regional award for their career and work from all walks of life.

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Formula One F1 – Miami Grand Prix – Miami International Autodrome, Miami, Florida, U.S. – May 7, 2022 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski

The conditions to receive this award? Only two; belong or be connected to the state and have a luxuriant career. The seven-time world champion obviously ticks both the boxes and finally received the award this year. However, sadly, his ailing condition did not allow him to attend the ceremony himself.

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The entire F1 fraternity stands behind Schumacher and wishes for his health to improve as soon as possible. But what about his 23-year-old son? What are your thoughts on his performance?

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Khyati Yadav

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Khyati Yadav is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. She is a Hospitality Graduate and a huge fan of Lando Norris. She believes that F1 as a sport deserves a lot more attention and is intrigued by the process that goes behind the making of a car and the hard work that goes into the setting up of any Grand Prix.

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