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Young Mick ‘happy to be compared to his father’

LONDON, England – Mick Schumacher, 19, son of Formula 1 champion Michael, has no problem with people comparing him to his father as he prepares for his Formula 2 debut in Bahrain – the second race of the 2019 season.

That’s according to a feature distributed by Reuters this week which adds that the teenager is already part of his dad’s former team, Ferrari. He joined its driving academy in January (2019).

MICK SCHUMACHER: The son of five-times F1 champion Michael is already used to being on a podium. Image; Facebook
MICK SCHUMACHER: The son of five-times F1 champion Michael is already used to being on a podium. Image; Facebook

He’s already won the F3 World title.

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He said in a video released by his team, Prema: “Being compared to my father has never been a problem. Being compared to the best driver in F1 history is a goal you want to achieve. I feel honoured…”

His father has not been seen in public since he sustained a head injury during a skiing fall in France in 2013. He is now 50 years old.

What might Mick’s challenge be? Well, his dad won five titles for Ferrari (2000-2004) with 91 F1 race wins.

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