Components One rookie Mick Schumacher hopes he could have the possibility to do extra promotional runs along with his father’s well-known automobiles in 2021.
Schumacher is the son of seven-time world champion Michael. He drove his father’s 2004 Ferrari earlier than final 12 months’s Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello, as a part of the celebrations across the group’s 1000th Components One race.
He additionally drove his father’s 1994 Benetton on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit earlier than the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix.
This 12 months he has stepped as much as drive for Ferrari engine buyer Haas for his first F1 season, which means alternatives for such demonstrations could be extra restricted throughout the 12 months.
When requested if he might need an opportunity to do extra in 2021, he instructed ESPN: “These automobiles have been actually wonderful to drive, so I might be completely happy to leap again into one, particularly the V10s. So yeah, fingers crossed.”
This 12 months’s Belgian Grand Prix would be the 30th anniversary of his father’s F1 debut.
The Schumacher-Ferrari hyperlink continues right now, with the Haas rookie nonetheless part of the Italian group’s younger driver academy.
Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto stated he anticipates a troublesome rookie season for Schumacher at a group which completed ninth within the championship final 12 months. Schumacher stated he sees his time with Haas as a chance to indicate everybody what he’s able to.
“There’s not a strict goal instantly which has been set them to me, however definitely there’s targets I need to obtain and I need to do. If I will impress and present them I am making an attempt to do every thing doable to convey the group and the automotive and myself from the place I’m now to an important place on the finish of the 12 months, I suppose then folks could be extra attentive to what I am doing.”
Speaking about Ferrari’s help of his profession, he stated: “Clearly it has been very useful for me to have the ability to bounce again on the knowledge and expertise they’ve in Components One to try to be taught from them and use the abilities for myself in racing, and in F2 particularly final 12 months.
“I really feel like the nice help I get yearly and day-after-day, from them, has introduced me to the place the place I’m now.”