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).
He’s already won the F3 World title.
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.