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Mick Schumacher says he’d love to ‘revive’ the historic Schumacher and Ferrari relationship in the future, with memories of his father running deep through the team.
Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, is currently in his first season in Formula One racing for Haas, recently committing his future for 2022 alongside the Russian Nikita Mazepin.
His father and Ferrari were a formidable force in the 90s, with the German helping the team to one of the most successful and dominant eras ever seen in Formula One history.
Schumacher already holds ties with Ferrari already as one of their academy drivers, and it’s expected he should follow the footsteps of his father at the Italian team in the future.
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“I wouldn’t call it pressure,” Schumacher told the In the Fast Lane podcast. “I think it’s nice to be able to call or just say I’m a part of that family. To be part of that whole company is great.
“Then obviously with all the history, where people combine with Ferrari and Schumacher, I think it’s a very special combination and I think hopefully something that can be revived in the future.”
Schumacher entered his first season as a Formula One driver with a lot of weight on his shoulders but he’s adamant he knows what he needs to do to achieve his goals.
He added: “I know what I have to do. I know to prove myself. They have always been keeping a close eye on me & helping me in many different ways.”
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It goes without saying that his father Michael Schumacher is one of the most famous names in Formula One history. His dominance between 2000 to 2004 with Ferrari is still talked about to this day, and only one man has equalled the German for titles, Lewis Hamilton.
However, his son Mick said he feels very differently about the legacy and the pressure that comes with the name.
Speaking ahead of the season he said: “I have never said [having the name] was pressure, and I think I’m pretty sure I never would say it, because I’m very happy to carry that surname, and I’m very happy to carry that name back into Formula One.
“I’m very proud of it. It’s like a boost to me and it gives me motivation every single day to work as much as I can and work as hard as I can.”
“I’ll work as much as I can, and work as hard as I can.”
Schumacher was offered a seat at Haas after winning the F2 Championship in 2020.
His father, Michael, continues to recover from a skiing accident back in 2013 at his home in Switzerland. Very few details have emerged about the seven-time world champion’s condition, and it’s unclear how the 52-year-old is recovering.
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