According to F1 managing director Ross Brawn, seeing Mick Schumacher win his first F2 race was almost like seeing Michael Schumacher himself. Mick scored his maiden win at the Hungaroring after holding off Carlin’s Nobuharu Matsushita.
Celebrating with the 20-year-old Prema driver were Ferrari F1 boss Mattia Binotto, Mick’s mother Corinna, his grandmother and the family’s spokesperson Sabine Kehm.
Admittedly, Ross Brawn could not be present to witness Mick’s moment of glory. However, he admitted that it triggered memories his time with Ferrari and Michael Schumacher. Prior to become the sport’s managing director, Ross Brawn was Ferrari’s technical director and master strategist.
“I wasn’t at the track, but it was an emotional moment seeing him raise his arms to the sky, and I can’t deny that it reminded me of his father, Michael,” said Brawn.
“Mick had to fight for the win and avoid making mistakes as he was harried all race long by Nobuharu Matsushita.
“The victory comes after a rather unlucky first part of the year and this will give him more confidence in his own abilities.”
Naturally, Mick Schumacher’s win only helped create more hype for his abilities a positive buzz in the media and among his fans. But Brawn insisted the young charger still needs room to develop and blossom.
“The younger Schumacher’s efforts have captured the imagination of media all around the world and show how much the Schumacher name still means and how much attention it can generate,” added the Briton.
“Mick still needs to be allowed to progress calmly in order to see where he fits in this competitive world of talented youngsters, but yesterday’s win was an important moment: there’s a long way to go, but he’s on the right road.”