Mick Schumacher recounted a pleasant episode he experienced when his father Michael was still racing in Formula 1 with Ferrari.
2022 is a very important year for Mick Schumacher, who finally has a good level car and can demonstrate his talent. There Haas last year he was the rear of the F1 grid, but a big step forward has been made for the new championship.
to VF22 it is a machine capable of staying in the top 10, he proved it Kevin Magnussen with fifth place in Bahrain and ninth in Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately Schumi junior did not compete in Jeddah, due to the bad accident he had in Qualifying with a destroyed car.
Even though the German had the ok to drive, the team preferred not to take any risks. Another eventual accident in the race would have caused problems also in view of the next grand prix in Australia. In an era of budget cap and with resources to manage carefully, the American team has decided not to take risks.
Mick Schumacher loaded for the Australian GP
Formula 1 does not race this weekend, but will be in action next weekend a Melbourne. Mick Schumacher is particularly motivated to race there, also because he has fond memories of the past linked to the Albert Park circuit: “It will be my first time driving there and I can’t wait to do it. I went to Australia with my dad and saw him racing there. It was beautiful. I have good memories and that motivates me to want to drive on that track“.
The track record still belongs to Michael Schumacherwhich obtained it in 2004 with the Ferrari F2004 that Mick himself had the opportunity to drive in 2020 at Mugello: “A great car – He admitted – and I think the new ones look a bit like back then, with this higher front wing“.
The pilot of the Haas F1 team he has a great desire to do well at the weekend in Melbourne, where the track could be favorable to the characteristics of the VF22. The Ferrari-powered teams are doing well at the start of the championship and the Australian Grand Prix could once again be an excellent chance to score points.
Michael Schumacher’s son knows he has to live up to Magnussen this season. He has less experience than the Danish driver, but it is necessary for him to grow and show that he can hold his own. If in 2021 he couldn’t show his potential, now Haas has put a competitive car in his hands and it’s up to him to prove what it’s worth.