Formulation One rookie Mick Schumacher hopes he can have the possibility to do extra promotional runs together with his father’s well-known automobiles in 2021.
Schumacher is the son of seven-time world champion Michael. He drove his father’s 2004 Ferrari earlier than final yr’s Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello, as a part of the celebrations across the workforce’s a thousandth Formulation One race.
He additionally drove his father’s 1994 Benetton on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit earlier than the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix.
This yr he has stepped as much as drive for Ferrari engine buyer Haas for his first F1 season, that means alternatives for such demonstrations may be extra restricted throughout the yr.
Mick Schumacher drove his father’s 2004 automotive forward of the Tuscan Grand Prix, Ferrari’s a thousandth F1 race. Bryn Lennon/Getty Photographs
When requested if he might need an opportunity to do extra in 2021, he instructed ESPN: “These automobiles have been actually superb to drive, so I might be joyful to leap again into one, particularly the V10s. So yeah, fingers crossed.”
This yr’s Belgian Grand Prix would be the thirtieth anniversary of his father’s F1 debut.
The Schumacher-Ferrari hyperlink continues in the present day, with the Haas rookie nonetheless part of the Italian workforce’s younger driver academy.
Mick Schumacher is about for his F1 rookie season in 2021 with the Haas workforce. Joe Portlock – Formulation 1/Formulation 1 by way of Getty Photographs
Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto mentioned he anticipates a tricky rookie season for Schumacher at a workforce which completed ninth within the championship final yr. Schumacher mentioned he sees his time with Haas as a possibility to point out everybody what he’s able to.
“There’s not a strict goal straight which has been set by them to me, however actually there’s targets I wish to obtain and I wish to do. If I will impress and present them I am making an attempt to do every little thing potential to convey the workforce and the automotive and myself from the place I’m now to an amazing place on the finish of the yr, I suppose then individuals can be extra attentive to what I am doing.”
Speaking about Ferrari’s assist of his profession, he mentioned: “Clearly it has been very useful for me to have the ability to soar again on the knowledge and expertise they’ve in Formulation One to try to be taught from them and use the talents for myself in racing, and in F2 particularly final yr.
“I really feel like the nice assist I get yearly and every single day, from them, has introduced me to the place the place I’m now.”
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