Mick Schumacher admits that for the moment he is not ready to make his Formula 1 debut, as Michael Schumacher’s son will take part during this season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the European Formula Three racing competition organised by the FIA, racing for Prema Powerteam.
The young German driver recently turned 18 and is already older than Max Verstappen was when he made his F1 debut back in 2015. However, Schumacher does not want to rush things and prefers to focus on gathering experience: “They took the step to go early into Formula One but I’m not ready for it yet.” – Mick said, as reported by Tuttosport.
Mick Schumacher competed for the Formula 4 German title during last season, yet in the end failed to win it: “It hasn’t worked out just now. Probably I am not consistent enough, but my goal in the next few years is to win, of course.”
The Formula 3 European championship is considered to be a very important series for a young driver in order to gain a good reputation and over the years has seen many past and present drivers participate in the championship: “It is my first year, so for me it is about learning and trying to be at the front in the rookie ranking. (For) now I’m doing my thing. I still have to prove myself as a driver and improve a bit further.”
Scuderia Ferrari is one the Formula One teams which have expressed their interest in Mick Schumacher for a possible future in the highest class of single-seat auto racing: “It means that I am doing something right already. I always try to give my best, I want to compete with the best and they are all in F1.” – the young driver added.
For the moment, Michael Schumacher’s son will continue to adjust to the inevitable huge media attention on his way to a F1 place: “This is part of the sport. It’s better if I get used to it now rather than later, when that interest will be perhaps twice as high.” – Mick Schumacher concluded.