The next Schumacher duo “needs time” before they are ready for Formula One. That is the claim of Ralf Schumacher, the former F1 driver who has joined the Sky Deutschland team as the German broadcaster returns to the paddock.
However, Schumacher – whose brother Michael is the most successful driver of all time – will not be in the paddock, but will rather report from a Munich studio. Now 43, Ralf said working in F1 again was “an easy decision”.
But in the not too distant future, there may be Schumachers back on the actual grid. One of them is Mick, Michael’s son who is in Formula 2 this year. The other is David, Ralf’s 17-year-old son: “Mick and David still need time,” Ralf told Kolner Express newspaper. Mick is on the right track with his European F3 title and he has also completed a good Formula 2 test, but he is also a rookie,” he said – “And after a year of driving a Formula 4 car, David is going to Formula 3 for the first time — that’s where he needs to do his homework.” – he added.
Ralf Schumacher also talked about Scuderia Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel’s prospects ahead of the 2019 Formula One season: “Ferrari have done everything Vettel has asked for. They have positioned themselves for him (No. 1), which is very important for a driver. In the past not doing that was the biggest mistake they ever made against Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel has always shown that if the package fits, he can get the best out of it. I definitely believe he can do that. Sebastian might get a little pressure from his new teammate. Charles Leclerc will certainly be pushing, but that can also help the situation. If you have two fast drivers, you usually develop faster in the right direction.” – Ralf Schumacher concluded.