Mick Schumacher admitted that the four-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel, is helping him a lot through his first season in Formula 1.
After winning the Formula 2 championship, Schumacher entered F1, joining the team Haas alongside Nikita Mazepin.
During these first months, Schumacher and Vettel talked many times. Sebastian cares a lot about Mick’s career, and their friendship is helping the young driver to have a better understanding of the sport and to improve his performance.
Schumacher admitted that he received much advice from Sebastian, and he added that there are many things he can learn from him.
“I have a huge respect for him, and obviously, I think that we can call that a friendship, which is very nice for me,” Schumacher said.
“He has got so much experience, and there are so many things that I can learn from him.
“I think the biggest advice he gave me is really to just never forget why I’m here. And that’s because we love the sport. Once you lose that, you’re in the wrong place.
“So I’m enjoying my life. I’m doing the best thing in the world. I think that it’s great to have somebody like him giving me advice here and there.”
Schumacher finished ahead of his teammate in four out of five races. The Haas driver admitted that his relationship with the team is helping him a lot during his first season in Formula 1.
“The team is a big, big part of my development, but it’s also a big part of my confidence,” Schumacher said.
“I take that confidence from the team that they’re giving me. They have a huge trust in us as drivers. I have a huge trust in my team.
“That bond is building on a very steep level at the moment, and that is going to make those time differences at the end, where you will always find that extra bit of lap time because you have such a strong connection to the team.
“Even when we don’t see each other, we’re still building on it, because we have meetings behind the scenes that people will probably never see, but they’re there and the work is daily.
“That’s basically what we need to improve, and that’s where we will get our strength from, also in the future.”