Mick Schumacher has now won his first race in Formula 3 at Spa Francorchamps. Naturally, it prompted talk of the 19-year-old following in his father’s footsteps to F1. It was definitely a poetic moment for Schumacher junior. Especially since it was scored at the same venue that played an important role in his father’s life.
The seven times F1 World Champion made his F1 debut for Jordan at that circuit back in 1991. A year later, driving for Benetton, he scored the first of his 91 victories there, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Recently, F1 supremo Chase Carey confessed that he would be delighted to see Mick progress into the top tier of racing. He said, “Of course that would be a great story, Michael Schumacher still plays a unique role in Formula 1 as a world champion.”
“He is and will remain an icon of our sport, regardless of whether we want to try or not young drivers will find their way to Formula 1. Of course, Michael’s son Mick would be special in Formula 1, he would touch the hearts of many fans in a very unique way.”
Following his win at Spa, Mick Schumacher said that he knew the significance of the win at the iconic venue. Michael, who is still undergoing treatment for his skiing accident, won the Belgian Grand Prix six times.
“It is a great feeling to win in Spa,” said Mick. “It seems, Spa is a good venue for the Schumacher family. I’m so happy about this victory, the only thing I can say is goosebumps. My father is my role model, he’s the best, my idol!”
When the German was 17, Ferrari Driver Academy chief Massimo Rivola said that they were monitoring his progress. Rivola admits that he does not know what lies ahead for Mick. But he would be more than welcome to enter the FDA programme.