Mick Schumacher says that he is happy to start his F1 Career with American outfit Haas, with the dream to one day possibly race for Ferrari “like my father did”.
Approximately three decades after Michael Schumacher’s Jordan debut, his son, 21-year old Mick Schumacher will be hitting the track this season for his debut in F1, racing for Haas.
A member of Scuderia Ferrari’s young driver academy, the German driver has been placed at Haas by his Italian heads, where he will spend a season or two before contemplating his future in F1. Could that possibly be to Ferrari? That is the dream says Mick.
“I am very happy to be at Haas,” he told La Stampa. “It’s my Formula 1 debut and I would like to do it in the best possible way. Then we will see what the future has in store for me.”
Continuing with this, he said: “I don’t deny it, it would be a dream to drive a Ferrari like my father did in the past.”
Mick’s father is a legend at Maranello, with the German winning five of his seven World titles with the Scuderia in a stint that ran from 2000-2004.
Watching his father racing at the track, Mick Schumacher began his own path to F1 before taking part in the 2018 Formula 3 European Championship and the 2020 Formula 2 title.
“I have always thought about it,” he said. ” I started to believe it after the success in F3. “In F2, I had problems at the beginning but last year I won and here I am.”
Despite being in Haas, Schumacher will still be guided in his journey by Ferrari and its team boss Mattia Binotto. Asked as to what advice he has to offer to the German, Binotto said: “If I think about it, the first that comes to mind is be strong.”
Alongside Binotto, Mick also has his father’s close friend and someone who idolised him gunning for the 21-year-old in Sebastian Vettel.
Talking about the relation between the two, Mick said: “Seb and I talk to each other regularly,” he said. ” He has great experience and gives me advice. He keeps an eye on me.”