Mick Schumacher – Michael Schumacher’s teenage son – intends to drive the path on which his father drove and become a Formula One champion.
The young Schumacher was seen driving demonstration laps before Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. Mick, 18, is currently competing in Formula Three, but was seen driving his father’s Benetton B194 car round the Spa-Francorchamps track to commemorate the seven-time champion’s first Formula One win 25 years ago.
Mick confirmed that his goal is to compete in the Formula One, but before that he wants to become a complete driver first. He told German daily Bild that he will continue working on himself first by deepening his knowledge as well as improving as a driver and a team member.
He sees himself spending two more years in Formula Three, where he races for Italian outfit Prema Powerteam, then a further two years in Formula Two before moving up.
“At the end of the day, the most important thing is to get everything that is part of a race weekend as perfect as possible on and off the track,” he said.
“Everyone has to know that for themselves, it’s not something you can be pushed into.”
Michael Schumacher has not been seen in public since suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013.