WATCH: Mick Recreates Father Michael Schumacher’s 1991 Helmet in Ode to His F1 Debut at Spa

Published 08/27/2021, 9:54 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS??ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


The race this weekend comes with a lot of mixed emotions for the sport. One such emotion is pride, especially for Mick Schumacher, who celebrates his dad’s entry into the sport. 30 years ago, on the same circuit, Michael Schumacher drove around in the green Jordan, marking the beginning of his legacy.

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Mick changed his helmet for this weekend, paying an ode to his father. The special race called for a special lid; what better way to honor his father than share the same design?

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‘M. Schumacher’ included, the beautiful recreation of the helmet is perfect for the weekend ahead. Marking both their debut seasons, Mick also drove the Jordan 191 in Silverstone earlier this season. Visible adoration from a proud son.

Mick Schumacher at Spa

While Michael Schumacher’s first race at Spa ended on the first lap, let’s hope the helmet brings better luck for Schumi Jr. Following in the footsteps of the motorsport heavyweight, Mick has had success on the track in the junior categories.

He describes the weekend in Belgium as an emotional one“It’s still fun that it’s 30 years exactly. On the day at Spa, it’s going to be great and emotional racing.”

The father-son duo bears a lot of similarities in their rookie seasons. “It’s actually crazy to think that we started exactly the same age that I am now [22]. Obviously, it’s a different time. It’s a different time in this world, but still, the nostalgia is there and I’m very happy about it.” 

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With Schumacher drawing a lot of parallels with his father’s start, will we see the Schumacher name once again in the title battle? Till now, Mick has definitely made his dad proud, especially with his performance in Hungary. Defending the championship contender’s Red Bull in a Haas is no easy feat.

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With Michael Schumacher’s luck sprinkled across the grid and with his legacy in his veins, will Mick break away from the bottom at Spa?

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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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