“I’d go racing tomorrow if it could be as much as me,” admits Mick Schumacher as he anticipates F1 race debut.
If factors had been awarded for enthusiasm, Mick Schumacher would most likely be main the championship already.
Although Haas’ 2021 contender is nearly the identical automotive that regularly thwarted the hopes (and careers) of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen in 2020 and can endure nearly no improvement over the approaching months, Mick Schumacher’s enthusiasm for the brand new season is infectious.
“I’d go racing tomorrow if it could be as much as me,” says the teen. “Usually, I believe clearly three days testing will not be rather a lot. However I’ve to say I really feel comfy already now.
“If it was by my liking, I’d like to drive day by day,” he admits. “I’d be thrilled to have the ability to do as many kilometres and drive each single day, as a result of that is my ardour, that is my love.”
Regardless of the apparent shortcomings of the VF-21, to not point out reliability points that meant he solely accomplished 181 laps in Bahrain in comparison with his teammate’s 213, Schumacher refuses to contemplate the truth that he’s going through a baptism of fireside this season.
“I’ve to say it feels even higher driving this automotive than I anticipated,” he insists. “Clearly you drive a automotive, however that is actually enjoyable and it is one thing I will not get shortly bored of. The race weekend cannot come shortly sufficient, if that is sensible. I am actually trying ahead to this season.
“As I stated, I’d like to drive day by day. I may put one other eight days to it and simply go straight into the race weekend.”
Whereas it might be a while earlier than he has any hope of carrying the #1 that adorned his father’s automotive for a lot of his profession, the teen was in a position to persuade the game’s powers-that-be to assign him the timing display code MSC beforehand assigned to his father, seven-time world champion, Michael Schumacher, versus SCH as had been initially deliberate.
“I wished that MSC,” he admits. “I believe it’s an emotional bond I’ve to it.
“Clearly I believe is sort of good for everyone watching the timing screens and seeing MSC again on the screens as nicely.”
Certainly Mick, certainly.