, (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap). Sports Mick Schumacher preparing to step into the F1 spotlight he was born under. At Monaco, Schumacher collided with multiple cars in the feature race, bringing out the red flag. In Hungary, Schumacher bounced back with a double podium. ", BOTTAS SLAMS CRITIC AFTER 'F*** YOU' REBUKE, LITTLE SYMPATHY FOR HAMILTON'S SOCHI PENALTIES, SALO DENIES LEAKING HAMILTON PENALTY VERDICT, STEINER HITS OUT AT GROSJEAN'S CAR COMPLAINTS, HAMILTON PLAYING POKER WITH 2021 CONTRACT. Surer admits that the Schumacher name has helped to power Mick's rise through the junior ranks. 0 poles achieved during qualifying, and 2 poles scored as a result of the reverse grid in the sprint race. After winning the 2018 FIA F3 European Championship, Schumacher progressed to Formula 2 in 2019, and is currently leading the 2020 Formula 2 Championship. To avoid attention because of his famous father, he started his career under the pseudonym 'Mick Betsch', using his mother’s maiden name. Schumacher qualified 6th at Spa-Francorchamps, but both races were cancelled due to an accident that caused the death of Anthoine Hubert. Schumacher moved up to the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2019 with Prema Racing, alongside Sean Gelael. Schumacher stalled on the grid at the Red Bull Ring and finished in 18th place, before a charge through the field in the sprint race saw him finish 4th. Schumacher is the stepnephew of Sebastian Stahl, and grandson of Elizabeth and Rolf Schumacher. Schumacher was skiing with his father when Michael suffered life-threatening brain injuries on 29 December 2013. (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate points for the fastest lap of top ten finishers). He ended the season as champion, 57 points clear of 2nd-placed Ticktum, taking eight wins, fourteen total podium finishes, seven pole positions and four fastest laps.  He finished the season in 12th place, his best finish being a 3rd place at Monza. "It felt like home in the garage from the very first moment with a lot of people that have known me since I was very young. "He's not necessarily like his father, who was always the fastest right from the beginning," he said.  Throughout the remainder of the day, Schumacher put in another 26 laps to set a final time of 1:29.976 on the softest available tyre compound, of which remained to be the fastest time until Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen set a lap of 1:29.379 five minutes later. The Schumacher Switchback 18 years apart ❤️#RussianGP #RoadToF1 pic.twitter.com/Mt50SMfJ0m. But that doesn't mean he's … news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site, Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly >. Schumacher currently holds an 18-point advantage atop the F2 drivers’ standings ahead of Ferrari stablemate Callum Ilott. “I think one sentence my dad always used to say was, ‘Records are there to be broken’. But that isn’t fazing the Schumacher clan.  In 2015, Schumacher started racing in formula classes for the first time, racing for Van Amersfoort Racing in the ADAC Formula 4, using the Schumacher name. Now his manager fears the legendary driver's wife is hiding Michael's true condition. In the Euro Wintercup of the KF3 class he was 3rd in 2011 and 2012 and in 2012 was 3rd in the KF3 Rating DMV Kart Championship. Despite the celebrations kicking off for Mick and his Ferrari team, his rivals were considering an appeal over the victory. He suffered a slow start to the season, eventually taking his first win at the fifteenth race of the year at Spa-Francorchamps, almost halfway through the season. A double retirement came at the Circuit Paul Ricard, after he was involved in a collision with teammate Gelael in the first race and suffered a puncture in the second. At the end of 2014 he completed test drives for Jenzer Motorsport in a Formula 4 racing car. Hamilton can equal Schumacher’s long-standing F1 win record.Source:Getty Images.  Schumacher followed in his father's footsteps and cited Ferrari's big part of his heart and the special ties with the team within his family from childhood as a significant part of joining the team's academy. But that doesn't mean he's as good as seven time world champion Michael Schumacher, according to former F1 driver Marc Surer. The Ferrari junior has been linked with a move up to the main grid next year and he looks ready for the big time. I would like to say thank you Ferrari for this incredible opportunity. "It seemed to me you could brake later and later and the car would have made the turn anyway. He also entered the Italian F4 Championship and finished runner-up in both championships to Joey Mawson and Marcos Siebert respectively. All times AEDT (GMT +11). He has to have success as well and the past races show that he has what it takes. Schumacher started from 7th in the feature race at Baku but was forced into retirement after a spin. He is the son of seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher and nephew of Ralf Schumacher. ‡ Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed. , Schumacher started his motorsport career in 2008. New to Kayo?  He began his career in karting in 2008, progressing to the German ADAC Formula 4 by 2015. Schumacher added he was impressed by the braking power of a modern F1 car. Watch the 2020 Formula One™ VTB Russian GP LIVE on KAYO. Former Sauber driver Karl Wendlinger, who once raced in sports cars with Mick's legendary father, agrees. Prior to this race, he sat in 10th place in the championship, 67 points behind championship leader Dan Ticktum. In April 2017, Schumacher made his debut in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Prema Powerteam. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. He finished 8th at the feature race in Hungary, taking reverse-grid pole for the sprint race and holding the position to take his first win in Formula 2.  In 2016, Schumacher remained in ADAC Formula 4 but switched to Prema Powerteam, a team known for its close links to the Ferrari Driver Academy. Mick Stormed to the front of Saturday’s feature race with a move reminiscent of one his father pulled off countless times. He competed in the upper Formula 2000 class and finished the series in 3rd place, collecting four wins, nine podiums and two pole positions. Rosin was investigated before ultimately being cleared of any wrongdoing.  After Tuesday's test session, Schumacher said that he felt at home with Scuderia Ferrari and relished his first drive. Schumacher was due to take part in the first practice session as a test driver, but it was cancelled due to bad weather conditions. A last-minute call to pit behind then race-leader Yuki Tsunoda came under the microscope from race officials and rival teams. Schumacher is the son of record-breaking seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher and the Western riding European champion Corinna Schumacher. Speaking on a German documentary called Schumacher – The Next Generation, the Formula One World Champion’s son shared how his father encouraged him to become a professional racing driver. The next aim would be then I guess for me – if I do make the step to (F1) – to break that in.”, Schumacher and Hamilton from back in 2012.Source:AFP. "It helps him, of course," said the Swiss. Schumacher was announced as a driver for the Ferrari Driver Academy on 19 January 2019.  In March 2017, Mick first talked publicly about his father, describing him as "my idol" and "my role model". Mick Schumacher (left) is determined to follow in the footsteps of father Michael (right) in F1 Schumacher Jnr drove his dad’s old Ferrari F2004 before the Tuscan Grand Prix last weekend Where one man points to a silver spoon, another sees a poisoned chalice for the soft-spoken young Schumacher.
MICK SCHUMACHER NOT AS GOOD AS HIS FATHER. "He is not with his father in terms of talent, but he is very capable of improving and his ability to learn is incredible," he told AvD Motorsport Magazin. He continued with Prema in the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship, joined by reigning FIA Formula 3 champion and fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member Robert Shwartzman. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. In 2014, Schumacher used the name 'Mick Junior', and started in International and National Junior Championships, ending the season 2nd in the German Junior Kart Championship as well as in the European and World Championships. , Before the start of the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix, he drove his father's championship-winning Benetton B194.
Mick Schumacher is a spitting image of Michael even when he is out of the car, and the crowds at Hockenheim were delighted to see the 20-year-old drive his father… Mick showed he has all the tools his world-beating father possessed as he pulled off a stunning win in Sochi to claim his second win of the F2 season. Mick Schumacher (left) is determined to follow in the footsteps of father Michael (right) in F1 Schumacher Jnr drove his dad's old Ferrari F2004 before the … Indeed, 21-year-old Schumacher often enters a new category like Formula 3 or Formula 2 and is not immediately competitive. He ended the season in 12th place in the championship with 53 points, considerably ahead of teammate Gelael, and took one win and one fastest lap. Two former F1 drivers do not believe Mick Schumacher is as talented as his famous father. In 2013 he finished 3rd in the German Junior Kart Championship, and the CIK-FIA Super Cup KF juniors. The six-time world champion can secure a record-equalling 91st Grand Prix victory if he secures the chequered flag, a win that will sit him alongside Michael Schumacher atop the all-time wins list. ‡ Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.
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