Mick Schumacher Believes His Father Michael & Lewis Hamilton are Exceptions to This F1 Rule

Published 09/28/2021, 5:35 AM EDT
MONTE CARLO, MONACO – MAY 23: Lewis Hamilton (R) of Great Britain and McLaren listens as Michael Schumacher (L) of Germany and Mercedes GP talks at the drivers press conference during previews to the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 23, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


After winning the Formula 2 championship last season, Mick Schumacher brought in a lot of potential to the F1 grid. However, in his first season with Haas, the German driver has been struggling to make an impact.

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The Haas rookie knows it is extremely difficult to hit the ground running in your first season. But he does give credit to his dad, Michael Schumacher, and Lewis Hamilton, who were exceptional from the minute they stepped onto the grid.

Mick Schumacher feels his dad and Lewis Hamilton were exceptional in their first season in Formula One

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Speaking on the podcast, On the Fast Lane, Mick said, “Well, I think is very rare that people come into Formula One and actually really straight away drive in the front. The only one I can think of right now is, for example, Lewis, my dad; obviously back then times were a bit different than now.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during a press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Florion Gogaepo

“But I think it is just conscious about what is happening and conscious that this is reality. And, obviously, it is easy to adapt to, and if you say it was expected for us to be in the front all time, and now we are suddenly at the back. Obviously, that is not great, and then you know we get frustrated.

“But we had that expectation, I knew it was going to be difficult, and again we just had ourselves different targets, and kind of try to motivate ourselves that way,” Mick concluded.

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How’s Schumacher Jr doing this season?

The German driver was hoping to have a better first season in F1 than he is currently having. As it stands, Schumacher Jr has zero points under his belt and has his best finish at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where he placed 13th.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

With a few more races to go this season, Schumacher Jr will be hoping to bring his A-game and secure some points for himself, and his American team.

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What are your thoughts on Mick’s first season on the grid so far? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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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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