Mick Schumacher says it was a “goosebump moment” to watch when Michael’s father won his first World Cup with Ferrari.
Michael Schumacher sits at the top of Formula 1, alongside Sir Lewis Hamilton, as the only two drivers to have won seven World Championships in their Formula 1 positions.
Schumacher’s first title arrived in 1994 with Benetton, but it was with Ferrari where the German rose to the ranks of becoming a Formula 1 icon after accumulating the Drivers’ Championship for five consecutive seasons since 2000 -04.
At Suzuka in 2000, Schumacher acquired the first of these titles with Ferrari. When his son Mick looks back on Formula 1 races in the past, he has a special connection to his father’s first title with the Scuderia that came just over 18 months after he was born.
“Looking back on all the races, my father’s first World Championship title with Ferrari is definitely a real moment for me when I look at it,” he told Sky Sport.
Mick is preparing to make his Formula 1 debut with Haas and can’t wait to try Suzuka for himself.
“Suzuka is one of the routes I don’t know about yet but I’ve already driven in the simulator and it’s a lot of fun,” he explained.
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But the 21-year-old said Spa was the track he was “excited”.
Michael Schumacher is king of Spa-Francorchamps, winning the Belgian Grand Prix six times. Spa was also the tour where Michael retired in Formula 1 back in 1991 with Jordan, and the scene of his first Formula 1 victory a year later.
So Mick is looking forward to keeping Schumacher ‘s legacy at this famous venue.
“I’m looking forward to the whole season. But Spa stands out, ”he continued.
“It’s a nice story – it was 30 years ago when my dad moved there for the first time in Formula 1.”
While Mick has taken that main step to bring him into the Formula 1 grid, he is involved in a tough rookie campaign with Haas who has now finished P9 in the Loaders Championship. -build for the past two seasons.
Any title goals have to wait a while then. That being said, a driver needs ambition.
“Because I now drive myself, I would say ‘I’, but that’s really very ambitious (laughs),” he replied when asked who would be crowned Winner. of the Universe in 2021.
“Ultimately, I’m focused on myself and trying to do the best I can. ”
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