Mick Schumacher drove on the circuit in Bahrain in the Ferrari SF90 of his countryman Sebastian Vettel who Mick already knows from when he was a child. Therefore, it was Vettel are just as enthusiastic as the young Mick (20). “By his last name, he carries a great legacy and he will have to prove that he has enough speed to reach the top. Mick is doing well and working hard. He deserves to stand where he now stands. We need to give him the time and opportunities to give, so that he can further develop. I can't wait to have him officially in the footsteps of his father.”
The German is the reigning Formula 3 champion and since January part of the Driver Academy of Ferrari. This year, Schumacher junior with Prema part in the Formula 2, where he first wants to prove. “I was extremely excited for the tests and wants Ferrari to thank for the opportunity they gave me. But first, I need me to focus on my F2 season and 100% focus on it.”
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The first test went well, he set the second fastest (1:29.976) on the tables. Only the Dutchman Max Verstappen (1:29.379) klokte in his Red Bull a faster time. The fierce rainfall was a long time killjoy. This allowed the twenty-year-old German, not many meters. He did 56 laps in the Ferrari SF90. A lot of value, you do not need to be sutured to the chrono's. Due to the bad weather conditions were the fifteen pilots and not enough laps to make the car really test. Among them is another notable rider: Fernando Alonso test for McLaren. The former Spanish world champion, who is the eleventh time had stopped as a pilot, but is now technical adviser to the British renstal.
It's not just this one test, because tomorrow is driving Mick laps for both Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, the zusterteam of Ferrari. The Ferrari Academy also had to know that Mick is still two tests will be participating this year, one in Barcelona and later in Abu Dhabi.No exception
Mick Schumacher is not the exception in the Formula 1 with his young age. Although, is it still in testing continues, made earlier, Max Verstappen (21) in the Red Bull and Charles Leclerc (20) in their debut in F1. They are proven already the highest level. In the Grand prix of Bahrain last Sunday was Leclerc third, Verstappen grabbed with his fourth place just next to the stage.
The young Schumacher could learn from the best. His father Michael Schumacher won seven world titles, including five at Ferrari. Since a skiing accident five years ago he was not more public appeared. “I have learned a lot from my father, he made me into the person I am now. We talked a lot about the racing and that has me already often helped in the practice.”