Mick Schumacher Opens Up on F1’s Processes and Working With Mechanics His Dad Worked With

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There is an air of confidence and humility around young Mick Schumacher. Michael Schumacher’s unmatched exploits in Formula 1 put a lot of expectations on his son’s shoulders, with everyone wondering if he would follow the same path.

And now, his time is fast approaching. The F2 Championship leader is closing in on another title and could soon take the next step in his career development.

Given the opportunity to drive the Alfa Romeo C39 in next Friday’s practice, Mick only has eyes for information and learning. With his focus undeterred, the desire to be among the big boys is very strong.

Mick Schumacher ‘appreciates’ the technical procedures

Racing cars in the lower ranks is something Mick has had to adjust to over time. But, now represents the biggest challenge of them all – a full-fledged Formula 1 car.

Speaking in an interview, he stated, “It was very useful to regain confidence with the procedures. Which are fairly complex, and also with the operation of a team of the highest category.”

Mick Schumacher drives his father's F2004 in Ferrari's 1000th race in Tuscan
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy Mick Schumacher drives the Ferrari F2004 of his father Michael Schumacher during a display run before the race Pool |REUTERS

“A few weeks ago at Mugello I had the chance to drive an F2004, an extraordinary car but no longer recent. Getting behind the wheel of a 2018 hybrid single-seater allowed me to appreciate how important the contribution of the electrical part of the Power Unit is. And how far Formula 1 has progressed from an aerodynamic point of view “.

“I can’t wait to get into the cockpit in Germany, it will be nice to be able to make my official debut in the top category in front of my fans. In the team I will also find some mechanics who worked with my father and this will make that day even more special.” (translated from Google Translate)

The 21-year-old Ferrari academy driver has constantly believed that racing is a team effort. Respecting every entity that has given him the support and chances in his life’s progression.

The rookie talent will want to settle in steadily for a life in F1

That Mick Schumacher possesses bags of talent and potential, is not an unknown fact. However, the guidance of his development needs to be carefully handled.

Mick Schumacher In The Ferrari Garage
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – Former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher’s son Mick Schumacher poses by Ferrari engineers and staff before the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/Pool

After all, the Formula 1 life is all about living life in the fast lane. Even a few mistakes mean a driver could be without a seat at any team, in absolutely no time.

Mick is a strong candidate for a 2021 seat, at both Haas and Alfa Romeo. But with his future now in his hands, the objective would be to take it one step at a time.

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