Former Ferrari Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet recently spoke about Michael Schumacher. In a comment on Facebook, he said, “Worked for Benetton and Ferrari with Michael. Michael’s first test with Ferrari stuck in the memories of the engineers.
Many meetings and discussions the day before including working well into the evening. Track opened at 9. No arrival time had been scheduled for Michael so he arrived at 7 to discuss overnight thoughts with the engineers. By the time they arrived at 8:30, he was ‘strongly disappointed’. Michael taught his Italian engineering team a lot about hard work and dedication.”
The German legend was involved in a skiing accident in 2013 and updates have been scarce since. In the meantime, his son, Mick has grown to become a sensational driver. Recently, Mick Schumacher hailed his dad after his first taste of Formula 2 racing in Abu Dhabi. The 19-year old was crowned FIA European F3 champion and is now well on his way to following in his father’s footsteps.
Mick Schumacher told: “Driving the track with such a strong car was definitely exciting.
“Since we had to do a few tests, I had to be careful while driving.
“But it was definitely nice to drive on a track where Formula One had just raced.”
He added: “My dad is the best and will be the best forever. To compare myself with that is just great. And being part of it and seeing how it has developed is great.”
Next year, he will start his first season in Formula 2.
Schumacher has now completed school and is concentrated 100 percent on racing.
And professional racers are adamant that the younger Schumacher will eventually be able to make it into Formula 1 like his father.
Racing seems to run in the family as Schumacher’s daughter Gina-Maria has earned plaudits for her horse-riding talent.