Michael's Son Mick Schumacher Will Drive a Ferrari F1 Car Next Week

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. RaceFuchs

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    Here in Germany, there has been a huge hype in the mainstream media about Mick. It started many years ago and i never understood why that mainstream media ignored important events like Le Mans and focussed on a young boy instead who just started in Formula 4 back then.

    However, i think Mick was strong in Formula 3 last year, he showed that he is talented. But is he a supertalent like Max Verstappen? Not sure. He has to show how competitive he can be in F2 first.
     
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    I wish Mick the very best of luck in his endevours. I was over the moon when I heard that Ferrari had taken him under their wing. I hope he does well in F2 and F1. Do it for Michael.
     
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    I suppose it's neat, but if I were the son of someone like Michael Schumacher, I'd definitely go another route. Aiming for rally, sports cars, or something that isn't F1. It's one thing if you're a Verstappen or someone with a semi-successful past driver, but being a Schumacher I feel like he'll be up against his father's legend every time he sits in that car.
     
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    Then maybe he could say he's inspired by Ralf? :D

    Seriously, if you're raised in motorsport then surely you'd aim for the pinnacle? It's hard to imagine anyone saying they wouldn't try something because their dad was already good at it.
     
  6. TheElbows

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    Eh, just seen too many sons kind of wallow in the shadow of a legendary dad in stuff like Indy car, etc. On occasion they turn out to be superstars too, but it's pretty rare. I just don't think it can be mentally healthy...which is why I'd have suggested another route in motorsport. Go do your own thing, and set your own records. I mean, let's imagine Mick gets into F1...even on a good team. If he does nothing for 6-7 seasons and departs, it'd be sad to watch.
     
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    Fair point, but then the Hills, the Villeneuves and the Rosbergs show another side of the coin. Try not to think about the Piquets :)
     
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    I wish him the best in his career & hope he can drive as good as his father! Best of luck M8!
     
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    In their respective disciplines, the Ascaris, Stucks, McRaes, Andrettis and Unsers have done quite well too.
     
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    I would've opposed this as a stunt 12 months ago but Mick was exceptional last year.

    Like money, the name gets his foot in the door but he has delivered with that opportunity so far.