Mick Schumacher is overcome by driving in Formula One to follow in the footsteps of his father and fulfill his childhood dream. The son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, 21 years of age, will participate in the opening race of the season in Melbourne on March 21, after signing a multi-year deal with Team Haas.
Nine years after the German retired for the second time and 30 years after Michael burst onto the stage with an impressive debut for Jordan at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, it will mark the return of the Schumacher name to the sport. #HaasF1 pic.twitter.com/WSgNBrGjOh- Haas F1 Unit (@HaasF1Team) December 2, 2020 For Benetton and Ferrari, Schumacher went on to win 91 times, taking five titles at the turn of the century for the Scuderia. His number of wins was only recently exceeded by Lewis Hamilton, while the Mercedes driver reached the German championship record at last month’s Turkish Grand Prix. For almost seven years after a skiing accident in the French Alps left him with devastating brain injuries, Schumacher, 51, has not been seen in public. At the time of the horrific accident, his son Mick was by his side. I always believed that this dream would come true! ” he said. Driving for Haas F1 Team next year is an incredible feeling and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you to everyone who has supported me all along the way! @HaasF1Team #HaasF1 #F1 @ScuderiaFerrari @insideFDA #essereFerrari pic.twitter.com/RgKrXUdKrk- Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) December 2, 2020 “It’s nice to race in the same sport as him,” Schumacher Jnr said Wednesday. “It’s a sport. “To finally reach my goal and be one of those 20 drivers is something incredible. I’m just overwhelmed and happy that it’s confirmed and I’ll be on the grid next year. “For me, it’s a dream come true that I’ve been pursuing since I was three years old and now it’s finally happening, which is awesome. Today, Mick had to go out on track to complete his seat fitting, ready for next week’s Abu Dhabi ride. #HaasF1 pic.twitter.com/Z3PP709bkG- Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) December 2, 2020The wellbeing of Schumacher is a tightly guarded secret. FIA President Jean Todt, 74, is one of the few visitors to the home of Schumacher on Lake Geneva. In a rare update, the Frenchman, who oversaw five of the seven championship titles of the German, “Todt added: “He’s got a beautiful wife next to him, he’s got his grandchildren, his nurses, and we can only wish him the best and we can also wish him the best. Lewis Hamilton (David Davies/PA) recently overtook Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 race wins. Schumacher’s wife Corinna maintained that the condition of her husband remains a secret. “Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 race wins was recently overtaken by Lewis Hamilton (David Davies/wife PA)Schumacher’s Corinna has insisted that her husband’s condition remain a secret. ” Mick added when asked how she responded to the news that he will be in F1 in 2021. ” Mick added when asked how she reacted to the news that he would be in F1 in 2021. ” I have always had her support and my whole family’s support. It’s quite clear that, since I was young, I’ve been in the spotlight because of the sport I do and enjoy, and perhaps a little bit more than normal. I can manage it well, the results speak for themselves, and I’m going to continue to keep the same rhythm I’ve got right now. This weekend, Schumacher is predicted to be crowned champion of the feeder series to F1, Formula Two. With a 14-point lead over his British rival Callum Ilott, he heads into the season finale in Bahrain. Schumacher, who will pay tribute to his father by driving next season with the number 47 car – the seven representing the number of titles his father has won – will make his Formula Two debut a week