WATCH: F1 Buddies Sebastian Vettel & Mick Schumacher Arrive Together on Bikes at Zandvoort

Published 09/02/2021, 6:23 AM EDT
NUERBURG, GERMANY: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Mick Schumacher of Germany and Alfa Romeo Racing talk in the Pitlane during a weather delayed FP2 during practice ahead of the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Ever since Mick Schumacher made his debut in Formula One, Sebastian Vettel has been a mentor to the Haas driver. The 4-times world champion has a special bond with Mick, as he raced against and saw Mick’s father, Michael as his idol.

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Last weekend, amidst the delay of the Belgian GP, Mick Schumacher and Vettel indulged in a game of football. And, this weekend in the buildup to the Dutch Grand Prix, the two were spotted riding bikes together on their way to the track.

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Mick Schumacher & Sebastian Vettel spotted riding bikes to Zandvoort

Over the course of this season, Vettel and Schumacher Jr. have brought wholesome content to the F1 world. From Vettel helping Mick adjust his seat, to playing football, and now riding bikes together.

After having a disappointing race at Spa last weekend, but a fun game of football. The duo was spotted together as they rode bikes and entered the venue for this weekend’s race at Zandvoort.

With back-to-back race weekends coming up, the Formula One community can’t wait to see what the bromance of Seb and Mick has to offer.

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Schumacher dives deep into his friendship with Vettel

Sebastian has looked up and found a mentor in Michael Schumacher. Hence, it is no surprise that he will help his son, Mick in the world of Formula One. However, Mick revealed that Seb played a part in his life long before he reached the F1 grid.

Speaking on the podcast, Beyond the Grid, he said, “He came to watch some Formula Four races at that time, and then he was obviously busy with racing himself. When he found the time, he did come by.”

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

“He was always very open and helpful in many ways, especially with Formula Two & the last few years there. He was very, open and helped. And you know I came to see him at Ferrari a few times, and yeah, especially this year, I feel like we have been hanging out a lot and I am able to learn a lot from him!,” Schumacher Jr concluded.

After having a disappointing race at Spa, last weekend, Mick will hope to get some advice for Vettel and aim to bring a good result at Zandvoort.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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