Michael Schumacher’s son opens up on similarity with father he has ‘never noticed before’
Michael Schumacher’s 20-year-old son has talked about his dream of one day becoming a Formula 1 driver for Ferrari, just like his father. Mick Schumacher recently talked about his “role model” father and took part in a Ferrari event in Milan. In a conversation with ZDF, the young racing driver, who has been part of the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2019, said: “My dream is to drive with Ferrari”.
Mick is currently the only driver from Germany in Formula 2 and is hopeful he will one day make the leap to Formula 1.
The son of the record champion, Michael Schumacher, who sustained a traumatic brain injury following a tragic ski accident in 2013, said his time with the Ferrari Driver Academy has already brought him a “big step closer” to his dream.
Earlier this year, Mick moved another step nearer to his dream, and was allowed to pilot his father’s Ferrari F2004 in a test in Bahrain and in Hockenheim.
After the test in Hockenheim, Mick revealed how much his father was still “clearly felt” and celebrated in Germany.
The fans are very devoted, and that’s very nice
The young driver said: “I admire him as much as many others, he’s my hero, and we are doing the same thing in the end, we have the same passion, the same ‘hobby’, and I think we just look a lot alike.”
Commenting on support in Milan before a race in Monza, Mick praised “devoted” fans.
He said: “It was very nice, it was very cool, a very special moment for me.
“I’ve never noticed it that way before. The fans are very devoted, and that’s very nice.”
The 20-year-old also revealed how he hopes to get tips from four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Speaking about the chance to speak with Vettel, Mick quipped the pair shame the “same role model”.
He said: “If I have the chance, then I talk to him and get some tips.”
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He added: “I believe that he can help me a lot.”
Mick Schumacher’s father, Michael, sadly crashed during a ski trip to Switzerland in 2013 and sustained a traumatic brain injury.
The family have released sparse statements with updates on the F1 legend’s health, preferring to keeping his privacy guarded.
The most recent update on his health came from Schumacher’s former Ferrari boss Jean Todt earlier this summer.
He told Radio Monte-Carlo he recently watched an F1 race with the racer, and he “keeps on fighting”.
Mr Todt said: “I’m always careful with such statements, but it’s true.”
Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg
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