Michael Schumacher’s 21-year-old son will race in Formula 1 next season, exactly 30 years after his dad made his debut

Dec 08, 2020
Michael Schumacher’s 21-year-old son will race in Formula 1 next season, exactly 30 years after his dad made his debut

Mick Schumacher, the son of racing legend Michael, will race in Formula 1 next season after signing a multi-year deal with American team Haas.
Schumacher, who leads this season’s Formula 2 standings with one race to go, will partner Russian Nikita Mazepin.
 
"The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless," said the 21-year-old, who is a member of the Ferrari driver academy.
"I would like to thank Haas F1 Team, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for placing their trust in me. I also want to acknowledge and extend my love to my parents – I know that I owe them everything. I have always believed that I would realize my dream of Formula 1."
Schumacher will make his F1 debut next season on the 30th anniversary of his father’s own debut at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix.

Michael Schumacher went on to win seven World Championships with Benetton and Ferrari – a record that was matched by Lewis Hamilton this year – before retiring in 2012. He also held the record for the most race wins in Formula One, with 91, another benchmark beaten by Hamilton this season.
In 2013, he suffered a serious head injury while skiing with his son in the French Alps, falling and hitting his head on a rock while crossing an unsecured off-piste area.
He was placed in an induced coma until 2014 before moving his family to Gland, Switzerland, where he is continuing his rehabilitation, though has not been seen in public since.
Source: insider.com/

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