Mick Schumacher will continue his youth motorsport career at Imola over the weekend. Rookie is a welcome guest in Italy.
A lot has changed for Mick Schumacher, and Mick Schumacher is no longer the same as before – Imola’s return brings it back to consciousness. About five years ago he won a Formula 4 race at the legendary Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, and a year later he tested here for Formula 3. He was a special and ambitious youth, heir to a noble name, inspired by a dream.
Your teenager has become physically and mentally mature and also a Formula 1 driver. His wish is fulfilled. At the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix next Sunday (3 pm / sky) in Imola, Schumacher will race for the first time in the premiere class on this special route.
Recalling Schumacher, “It was a lot of fun in all the junior classes:” I’m sure things will be a lot better in a Formula 1 car. The course is outstanding. I am very excited about this. “
The 22-year-old is well aware of the role that she awaits him on the track. Schumacher drives for the American racing team Haas. It is currently the weakest car in the region and will remain for the foreseeable future. The money will flow into development primarily for 2022. All teams will then have to build new cars under the influence of the new budget cap.
The mission that team owner Gunther Steiner Schumacher and his Russian team colleague Nikita Masepin has set for the year 2021 is so simple: Learn, learn, learn: “We want to complete as many gaps as possible, then Everything is alright.”
Therefore Schumacher would have to be ready for the race at the end of the field. This was already the case when he made his Formula 1 debut in Bahrain, and yet it had a successful premiere despite finishing 16th and final. Schumacher remained largely innocent in the desert. Unlike Masepin, he was able to catch a spin in the race. Schumacher’s primary goal should be to leave Maspin behind again. On a good day, an attack on Williams driver Nicholas Latifi (Canada) may be successful. The focus is on gaining experience, for example with complex tire management.
Schumacher can always return to his father’s stories. Record world champion Michael Schumacher is the record winner in Imola, winning seven times here, six times in Ferrari. Schumacher shared his information with the team. “To me it is a very special feeling when Mick advises that his father once gave him from his career,” said Gary Gannon, race engineer for his SportBlood: “They are sensible words from a legend.”
Mick Schumacher still has a long way to go to regain his father’s valor status. In Imola, Icon’s progeny can still be warmly welcomed as the son of Ferrari’s famous Schumacher.