Mick Schumacher admitted he is very excited to be able to cross swords with some old names of Formula One that used to drive against his father.
The Schumacher name is back on the Formula One grid after almost 10 years. Mick Schumacher will align himself on the starting grid of this Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, nine years after his father left the sport in 2012.
The German driver is very excited about getting back in the VF21 after only getting a tiny taste of it during the testings as he encountered gearbox issues on the first day.
“Obviously not having had as many days as we would usually, it’s kind of sad because I love driving, I love racing, so not getting enough of it is kind of sad. But nevertheless, I think we’ve done what we could do in the short time we’ve had. Unfortunately, we lost half a day, so for me, it’s like one day of testing basically before my first race, which is not a lot, but we’ll for sure take on the challenge and take it from there.” said the 22 years old German.
The German Prodigy also commented on the fact that some drivers of the grid are going to race against the Schumacher name for the third time. Indeed, legends of the sport like Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, and Kimi Raikkonen already raced against Michael Schumacher as well as Ralf Schumacher and are now set to race against Mick Schumacher.
“I guess it’s kind of funny to think about it, (…) It’s going to be nice to see how things are going to turn out on track,” said Schumacher.
“I haven’t driven with many of them in the test because I was mostly with some other guys.” he added.
The German driver will definitely have a lot of pressure on his shoulders for his first season as he is carrying one of the most if not the most legendary names in motorsports history. However, we should all be enjoying these moments that are definitely going to be part of Formula One’s legacy.