What would you wish for if you had one wish available regarding your career?
Mick Schumacher: “That I could race for the championship next year. That’s unrealistic, yes, but if I didn’t want that, then I would be the wrong driver for Formula 1.”
Where should the next step lead?
Mick Schumacher: “Hopefully consistently in the points, that will be our goal at Haas for 2022. We’ll see at the first race whether we can achieve that.”
Do you need someone to look over your shoulder?
Mick Schumacher: “Not necessarily. Rather someone who can take me away from the track, mentally, play chess, go training with me so that I can do something without having to think about what happened on the race track. It’s relaxing to be somewhere else with your mind and just switch off. Without a break, a season with 22 races would lead to mental fatigue. It’s very important to know exactly where extreme concentration is needed and where you should let go sometimes.”
Mick Schumacher is happy to answer questions about comparisons with father Michael as he aims to emulate his amazing F1 career:
“Generally, I don’t like to compare myself with others. I’d rather try to go my own way. But I do look for comparisons with my dad. I am told that we are very similar. I have the highest respect for what he achieved. He had to work hard for his wins and titles. Nothing was given to him. That impresses me. The power and energy he showed, the concentration, always being 100% on the job. I believe that I have something of that too. I can be very precise when I describe the car’s handling to the engineers. That has been the case from the very beginning. Even observations that seem unimportant at first can be of enormous importance to the team, and that can completely change the course of the season.”