WATCH: Mick Schumacher Grants His Race Engineer’s Heartening Wish at Silverstone

Published 07/21/2021, 3:07 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 6, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea


Mick Schumacher endured a rather unpleasant race at the British Grand Prix, being the last driver on the track to see the checkered flag. Nevertheless, that did not stop the German from winning the hearts of a few fans on the stands, who were eagerly waiting to receive his wave.

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After the race ended on Sunday, Mick was settling himself down with the cooldown lap around Silverstone, when his radio popped up. It was his race engineer, Gary Gannon, with a special request for the seven-time world champion’s son.

And of course, considering the duo’s relationship over this season, Mick was never going to turn down his race engineer’s wish.

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What was Gary’s wish following the F1 race at Silverstone?

The race engineer showed up on the team radio when Mick was strolling through turn 9, the corner that earlier that day set off a massive controversy.

My family’s somewhere there at 10-11-12. You can give them a wave,” the race engineer told the Haas F1 driver. Mick spontaneously popped his hand out and started giving the wave to the fans. He further responded to Gary saying, “I’m on it!

Mick and Gary carry one of the healthiest driver-race engineer relationships F1 has ever seen. One might have noticed the way Gary appreciates the rookie over each F1 race. What’s more, even during chaotic moments during an F1 weekend, the race engineer prefers to stay calm in a bid to avoid panicking Mick.

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Can Mick Schumacher make a comeback at Hungaroring?

Mick was the last driver on track to see the chequered flag at Silverstone, after his teammate, Nikita Mazepin, pulled off a stunning move around turn 16.

Of course, it is quite a rarity to witness such struggles from the German, but is he en route to a potential comeback in Hungary next weekend?

Well, very likely.

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Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 18, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during practice REUTERS/Yves Herman

Mick has been quite unstoppable when it comes to qualifying. The Schumacher Jr has pulled off a massive pace difference on Saturdays throughout this season. Hence, there is no denying that the German will be flying in Hungary as well.

And track position is highly crucial around Hungaroring, considering the circuit lacks overtaking opportunities. So, can Mick manage to deliver a strong result on Saturday and potentially make himself capable of fighting for points on Sunday? Well, only time will tell.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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