Mick Schumacher

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Mick Schumacher
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NationalityGermany German
Born (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 20)[1][2]
Vufflens-le-Château, Switzerland
Related toMichael Schumacher (father)
Corinna Schumacher (mother)
Ralf Schumacher (uncle)
David Schumacher (Cousin)
Sebastian Stahl (stepuncle)
FIA Formula 3 European Championship career
Debut season2017
Current teamPrema Theodore Racing
Car no.4
Starts60
Wins8
Poles7
Fastest laps4
Best finish1st in 2018
Previous series
2016
201516
Italian F4 Championship
ADAC Formula 4
Championship titles
2018FIA F3 European Championship

Mick Schumacher (German pronunciation: [ˈmɪk ˈʃuːmaxɐ]; born 22 March 1999)[1][2] is a German racing driver, currently competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship and being affiliated to the Ferrari Driver Academy.[3] He began his career in karting in 2008, progressing to the German ADAC Formula 4 by 2015. Mick most recently competed in the 2018 FIA F3 European Championship, which he won. He is the son of seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher, nephew of former Formula One driver Ralf Schumacher, and stepnephew of Sebastian Stahl.

Career[edit]

Schumacher started his motorsport career in 2008. To avoid attention because of his famous father, he started his career under the pseudonym 'Mick Betsch', using the maiden name of his mother.[4]

Karting[edit]

In 2011 and 2012, Schumacher drove in the KF3 class of the ADAC Kart Masters, ending in 9th and 7th respectively. In the Euro Wintercup of the KF3 class he was 3rd in 2011 and 2012 and in 2012 was 3rd in the KF3 Rating DMV Kart Championship. In 2013 he finished 3rd in the German Junior Kart Championship, and the CIK-FIA Super Cup KF juniors. In 2014, Schumacher used the name 'Mick Junior',[4] and started in International and National Junior Championships, ending the season 2nd in the German Junior Kart Championship[5] as well as in the European and World Championships.[6][7] Although he did not race in karting under his real surname, his successes in karting were picked up by the international press.[8][9]

ADAC Formula 4[edit]

At the end of 2014 he completed test drives for Jenzer Motorsport in a Formula 4 racing car.[10] In 2015, Schumacher started racing in formula classes for the first time, racing for Van Amersfoort Racing in the ADAC Formula 4, using the Schumacher name.[11][12][13][14] In 2016, Schumacher remained in ADAC Formula 4 but switched to Prema Powerteam,[15] a team known for its close links to the Ferrari Driver Academy. He also entered the Italian F4 Championship and finished runner-up in both championships to Joey Mawson and Marcos Siebert respectively.

European Formula 3[edit]

Mick Schumacher during the FIA Formula 3 round at Norisring in 2018.

In 2017, Schumacher raced in the European Formula 3 Championship with Prema Powerteam.[16] He scored one podium and finished 12th in points.[17] He won the 2018 championship.

Formula 2[edit]

Schumacher is due to race for Prema Racing for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship.[18]

Formula 1[edit]

Schumacher was announced as a driver for the Ferrari Driver Academy on 19 January 2019.[3] Schumacher followed in his father's footsteps and cited Ferrari's big part of his heart and the special ties to the team within his family from childhood as a satisfactory part of joining the team's academy. On 2 April 2019, Mick Schumacher made his debut behind the wheel of a modern Formula One car, piloting Scuderia Ferrari's SF90 during the first day of in-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit as the only debutant in the field. During the morning session of testing, Schumacher recorded a personal best time of 1:32.552 from 30 laps, placing him sixth fastest amongst other drivers after rain stopped the session twice.[19] Throughout the remainder of the day, Schumacher put in another 26 laps to set a final time of 1:29.976 on the softest available tyre compound, of which remained to be the fastest time until Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen set a lap of 1:29.379 five minutes later.[20][21] After Tuesday's test session, Schumacher said that he felt at home with Scuderia Ferrari and relished his first drive.

“I really enjoyed today,” he said. “It felt like home in the garage from the very first moment with a lot of people that have known me since I was very young. The SF90 is incredible because of the power it has but it is also smooth to drive and that’s why I enjoyed myself so much." Schumacher added he was impressed by the braking power of a modern F1 car. “It seemed to me you could brake later and later and the car would have made the turn anyway. I would like to say thank you Ferrari for this incredible opportunity.”[22][23] Schumacher was to continue in-season testing for Alfa Romeo Racing the following day.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2015 ADAC Formula 4 Championship Van Amersfoort Racing 22 1 0 0 2 92 10th
2015–16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Racing 4 0 0 0 2 51 10th
2016 ADAC Formula 4 Championship Prema Powerteam 24 5 4 2 12 322 2nd
Italian Formula 4 Championship 18 5 4 6 10 216 2nd
2016–17 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Racing 16 4 2 1 9 215 3rd
2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Prema Powerteam 30 0 0 0 1 94 12th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 1 0 N/A 16th
2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Prema Theodore Racing 30 8 7 4 14 365 1st
Macau Grand Prix SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship Prema Racing 2 0 0 0 0 8* 8th*

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2017 Prema Powerteam Mercedes SIL
1

8
SIL
2

6
SIL
3

17
MNZ
1

6
MNZ
2

3
MNZ
3

6
PAU
1

9
PAU
2

11
PAU
3

12
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

9
HUN
3

11
NOR
1

7
NOR
2

12
NOR
3

Ret
SPA
1

6
SPA
2

9
SPA
3

8
ZAN
1

6
ZAN
2

9
ZAN
3

11
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

15
NÜR
3

11
RBR
1

7
RBR
2

10
RBR
3

8
HOC
1

11
HOC
2

18
HOC
3

18
12th 94
2018 Prema Theodore Racing Mercedes PAU
1

16
PAU
2

10
PAU
3

7‡
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

7
HUN
3

3
NOR
1

5
NOR
2

9
NOR
3

15
ZAN
1

3
ZAN
2

Ret
ZAN
3

13
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

1
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

1
SIL
3

5
MIS
1

1
MIS
2

3
MIS
3

5
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

1
NÜR
3

1
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

1
RBR
3

2
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

2
HOC
3

2
1st 365

Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2019 Prema Racing BHR
FEA

8
BHR
SPR

6
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
LEC
FEA
LEC
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
8th* 8*

* Season still in progress.

Personal life[edit]

Schumacher is the son of record-breaking seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher and the Western riding European champion Corinna Schumacher. His uncle Ralf Schumacher is a retired racing driver.

Schumacher was born and grew up in Switzerland, living in Vufflens-le-Château until 2008, and then in Gland.[24][25]

Schumacher was skiing with his father when Michael suffered life-threatening brain injuries on 29 December 2013.[26] In March 2017, Mick first talked publicly about his father, describing him as "my idol" and "my role model".[27]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mick Schumacher is born". Verstappen Info Page. 25 March 1999. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Schumacher, Mick Germany - ADAC Formel 4 Driver 2015". ADAC Formel 4. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Mick Schumacher joins the FDA". Scuderia Ferrari. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Schumacher-Sohn Mick: Großer Name, große Erwartungen (German)". Spiegel Online. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Deutsche Junior-Kart-Meisterschaft 2014 (German)" (PDF). kart-dm.de. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Result FIA CIK Karting European Championship 2014" (PDF). FIA-CIK-Homepage. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Result FIA CIK Karting World Championship 2014" (PDF). FIA-CIK-Homepage. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Schumi jr vice iridato nei kart: "Ma io voglio il Mondiale" (Italian)". gazetta.it. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Mick Schumacher vice-champion du monde (French)". lequipe.fr. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Mehr Motorsport – Mick Schumacher testet im Formelauto (German)". Aufstieg in den Formelsport?: Motorsport-Magazin.com. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  11. ^ "ADAC Formel 4 - Mick Schumacher fährt für Van Amersfoort Racing (German)". Einstieg in den Formelsport perfekt: Motorsport-Magazin.com. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Nachwuchspilot: Schumacher-Sohn Mick startet in der Formel 4 (German)". Spiegel Online. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Michael Schumacher's teenage son, Mick, signs deal to race in Formula 4". Daily Mail. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Michael Schumacher's son Mick signs deal to race in Formula 4". BBC. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  15. ^ Medland, Chris (19 February 2016). "Schumacher moves to Prema in F4". F1i. Chris Medland. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  16. ^ Simmons, Marcus (24 December 2016). "Mick Schumacher confirms 2017 European F3 campaign with Prema". Autosport.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  17. ^ Michael Schumacher's son "has a lot to learn" after finishing 12th in maiden F3 season - Ross Logan, Daily Express, 17 October 2017
  18. ^ "Mick Schumacher to compete in F2 with Prema Racing in 2019 | Formula 1®". Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Ferrari F1 test 'felt like home', Mick Schumacher says". ABC News. 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  20. ^ "2019 Bahrain F1 Test Live". Crash. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  21. ^ "Mick Schumacher pipped by Verstappen to fastest time in Bahrain F1 test| Formula 1®". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  22. ^ "Mick Schumacher second fastest at Bahrain F1 test in Ferrari". 2019-04-02. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  23. ^ Richards, Giles (2019-04-02). "'It felt like home': Mick Schumacher second in testing on maiden F1 drive". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  24. ^ "Gland - vues ariennes" (in French). SwissCastles.ch. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  25. ^ "Mick Facts – Career". mickschumacher.ms. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  26. ^ "Michael Schumacher 'in critical condition' after hitting head on rock during skiing accident in French Alps". Daily Mail. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  27. ^ Mick Schumacher declares father Michael as his idol - Autoweek, 29 March 2017

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lando Norris
FIA Formula 3 European Championship
Champion

2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent