There are spine-tingling moments. The Movements. The Features Of The Face. The red jumpsuit. The red car. Not just any, but a Ferrari. And at the controls of a Schumacher sits. It is Mick, the 20-year-old son of the still most successful pilots in the history of formula 1. "It is as if we were to turn back time," tweeted tyre manufacturer Pirelli. Mick's father, Michael, had won in 2004 in a Ferrari, the premiere race in the desert of Sakhir, and around nine years ago, in the Mercedes a Comeback this Tuesday is the next dream for many racing fans celebrated true: Mick Schumacher makes his first test drive in a formula 1 Ferrari for the next step. "Full circle," commented the BBC.
With a Smile the formula 3 European champion last year in the Ferrari Garage. He wears a red cap with the famous Emblem, the cavallino rampante, the prancing horse. He replaces the cap against the helmet and gets in. Not in his formula 2 car of the Italian Prema team. Mick Schumacher for the first Time in formula 1-Ferrari Gas. "I am looking forward to this experience," he had stressed before.
About ten minutes after the track release, Mick Schumacher is driving on the track. "A Ferrari. A Schumacher“, - writes the formula 1 in their Internet channels to the photo of this Moment. A Garage by Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who took over after the 2012 season, Michael Schumacher at Mercedes, and the record of seven world titles of the now 50-Year-old set could be recorded, the test work. "Something Special, to see the name Schumacher on a formula 1 car," tweeted Mercedes. Mick Schumacher drove the second best time and was good for a half a second behind the Dutch Max Verstappen in Red Bull. Due to the rain the exercises had to be interrupted rounds for several hours.
One can only imagine what must be followed in this is still a little shy-acting, Mick Schumacher, as he took in the Cockpit of the SF90 place. The car with which Sebastian Vettel world champion wants to be. Together with the 31-year-old Heppenheimer Mick Schumacher was launched in January at the Race of Champions. Vettel is a very good mate of Mick's father, Michael, he, too, missed the Council. Since the skiing accident at the end of 2013, Michael Schumacher has all but disappeared from the Public. He continues to recover from his severe traumatic brain injury in Gland on lake Geneva, the Swiss home of the Schumacher's. Where Mick, along with sister Gina, for a long time a very successful equestrian sportswoman, mainly grew up in.
When Mick is talking, sounds of the Rhineland. It is like the case of father Michael, Kerpen, of the five titles at Ferrari from 2000 to 2004 for the Italians to "Michele" made to one of them. That's why this is 2. April 2019, a date that is not missing in later biographies about Mick Schumacher.
Ferrari could have let Mick Schumacher, only for Alfa Romeo test. In the car of the former Sauber team, he may on Wednesday, in the framework of the young rider laps on the track. Ferrari is, of course, also the PR effect to be aware of. The interest in Mick Schumacher on his formula 2 debut in Bahrain, with positions six and eight was similarly large as for the industry stars Vettel and Hamilton. It is likely to be after the disastrous weekend of racing, with positions three and five for Charles Leclerc and Vettel is a welcome mood enhancer, had not thought of team boss Mattia Binotto, when he made the decision for the first Ferrari-Test of Mick Schumacher.More about
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"We will follow it very closely," promised the 49-year-old Italian. "We will support him where he needs it." This will be an important season for Mick Schumacher, was Binotto. It could be the year that brings him a trunk in the cockpit of the formula 1 closer. (dpa)