The last name with more punch, charisma and recognition of the history of Formula 1 returns to cover headlines strictly related to the competition. Almost five years after Michael Schumacher suffered the unfortunate skiing accident that keeps him away from the public scene, imprisoned in his mansion in Glenn (Switzerland) and with a medical squad that takes care of him 24 hours a day, his son Mick (Switzerland, 19 years old) knocks on the door of the contest that He made his father a legend.
The little son of Kasier was proclaimed last weekend champion of the European Formula 3, with eight wins, a circumstance that somehow places him in the best position for the World Cup teams to begin to dispute him. His passage through the karting was discreet, partly because she preferred to register with her mother's maiden name (Corinna Betsch) until she was 15 years old. After, already in Formula 4 (in Italy and Germany), he did it with his full name, without avoiding the pressure, facing it head on.
After an adaptation course (2015) in which he finished the tenth, with a win and two podiums, in the consolidation season (2016) he climbed to the podium in the middle of the appointments (12 of 24) and finished the second, behind a boy three years older than him, Joey Mawson. The next step took him to Formula 3, in which he again needed an exercise (2017) to take the category (he finished the 12th), before taking the final step forward in 2018.
The crown that was hired a few days ago in Hockenheim is already a claim, waiting to see its progression, presumably in Formula 2 with a view to 2019. If you also add the pull that the boy has to be who is, it would not be unreasonable to see him in two or three years uploaded to an F1 car, probably linked in some way to Mercedes. Although Ferrari may also be interested in him – "with his surname, which has made history in Ferrari, the gates of Maranello will always be open," said Maurizio Arrivabene, director of the Scuderia.
"He's very talented, just like his father"
How could it be otherwise, the news of Schumacher's triumph in F3 came to paddock installed since Thursday in Austin, where this Sunday Lewis Hamilton can celebrate his fifth title. "I am 100% sure that I will see a Schumacher in F1 again. It can be good for this sport. Partly thanks to his name, but also because he is doing very well, "Hamilton agreed when asked about the boy. "He's very talented, just like his father. It is a case similar to that of Keke Rosberg and Nico. Or when Fernando has children, I'm sure we'll have another Alonso, "the current champion continued. "I do not know him personally, I only see the results he achieves. He has a great talent and it would be good if the Schumacher surname returned to F1. We'll see what the future holds, although I do not want to add extra pressure because I'm sure he already has enough, "said the Spaniard.
If the main protagonists of the Great Circus endorse the possible arrival of Mick, the promoters of the shed rub their hands with that possibility. "Of course the presence of Michael's son would be special for F1. It would touch the hearts of many fans, "commented Chase Carey, the senior executive of Liberty Media, promoter of the championship.