Irish-American executive Chase Carey, who is the chief executive officer and executive chairman of the Formula One Group, admitted that he would love to see the Schumacher name return to the sport in the future, referring to Michael Schumacher’s son Mick, who will race in Formula 2 next year.
The German won the FIA Formula 3 European Championship last season, and signed with the Ferrari Driver Academy over the winter break. He has been tipped for a future drive in F1, which Carey says would be “great” for the pinnacle series.
“I know Michael Schumacher is a hero, second to none, in the sport. It’s wonderful to have his son in Formula 2 and realistically we wish him all the best,” Chase Carey said to Sky Sports F1 – “We can’t predict success but I think it’s great. We have tried to make Formula 3 and Formula 2 a little bit more of a visible ladder to F1 and so I think having some stories around Formula 3 and Formula 2 will help us elevate those and make those part of the larger story. F1 is always going to be the pinnacle but we’d like it to be where the stars of tomorrow get a little bit more traction. Mick is a great story and we are incredibly excited to have him on the track this season.” – he added, as reported by Sky Sports F1 earlier today.
Seven-time Formula One world champion and Scuderia Ferrari legend Michael retired from Formula 1 at the end of the 2012 season, after spending three years with Mercedes. In late 2013, he was involved in a skiing accident, and has been kept out of the public eye since.