One of the biggest names in the history of Formula 1 is Michael Schumacher. The German driver is considered a legend of the sport. He is the most successful driver in F1 ever, tied to Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with 7 WDC titles. He has driven for teams like Ferrari, Benneton, Jordan, and Mercedes.
The German has driven with an entire 2 generations of drivers with his F1 career lasting about 2 decades. He has been teammates with drivers like Nelson Piquet, Nico Rosberg, and Felipe Massa. The 7X WDC champion has also been named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2 times. ‘Schumi’ is a spokesperson for driver safety as well as an ambassador for UNESCO.
Michael Schumacher has 2 children, Mick and Gina-Maria Schumacher. Gina-Maria is 25, stays away from the public eye, and is an equestrian.
On the other hand, Mick is in the spotlight, he is currently the reserve driver for Mercedes for 2023 and competed in the 2020 and 2021 seasons with Haas. He was signed to the Ferrari Driver Programme in 2019 after winning the F3 championship and won the 2020 F2 championship. Mick was supposed to make his F1 debut as a replacement for Antonio Giovinazzi, but due to weather conditions, the GP was canceled.
Mick Schumacher’s 2022 Season
Schumacher teamed up with Kevin Magnussen in the 2022 season as Haas Racing, scoring 37 points together. With the Ferrari powertrain, Haas performed relatively well compared to the previous season. Schumacher finished 16th in the WDC standings in 2022 scoring 12 points in total, finishing 6th for his best result at the Red Bull Ring. He finished 19 out of 22 races, owing to 2 DNFs and 1 DNS.
In the 2023 season, the Mercedes reserve driver Nyck De Vries has gained a seat at AlphaTauri alongside Yuki Tsunoda. This allowed Mercedes to fill up the vacant spot with Mick Schumacher. This in turn allowed Haas to sign fellow German Nico Hulkenberg to race alongside Magnussen for the 2023 season. Mick will also be available for Mercedes partner teams Aston Martin and Williams.
Moreover, When asked about his father, who was suffering from a coma caused during a skiing incident, Mick said he “would give up everything” to talk about racing with his Father.
When the young German was asked about his future and if was looking to join a team in IndyCar or Formula E, he said “I’m for sure not going to drive anything else as of right now. I’m simply not interested in that.
If you get the taste of the best there is, you’re not going to settle for anything else and so definitely I’ll be sticking around in the paddock.”
“I’m 99 percent sure that I’ll come to every race and yes, just be around and again, position myself into a place where hopefully in ’24 I’ll be back on the grid.” He is seemingly optimistic about his future and looks to compete in future F1 competitions.