Sebastian Vettel Hopes To See Mick Schumacher Racing in Formulation One Subsequent Yr
Schumacher, 21, is main the Formulation Two championship and can participate within the first session with Alfa Romeo earlier than handing the automotive again to Italian Antonio Giovinazzi for the rest of the Eifel Grand Prix weekend.
“He deserves his shot this weekend and hopefully we’ll see him not solely tomorrow however one other Friday this yr after which hopefully in a automotive in a race seat subsequent yr,” Vettel advised reporters on Thursday.
“That’s what I want for him. Clearly, he’s having an ideal season, he’s main the Formulation Two championship and I hope he can seal a seat for subsequent yr.”
Vettel, in his final season with Ferrari earlier than switching to Aston Martin (Racing Level) in 2021, grew up with the older Schumacher as his idol.
The 33-year-old described the seven-times champion’s son, a Ferrari Academy driver, as “an ideal child”.
“I actually like him and I’m positive he’s going to go a great distance and do nicely. So that is most likely only a kind of kick-off for him,” he stated of the observe.
Vettel additionally began his F1 profession in an identical manner, participating in observe with BMW Sauber on the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix.
He made his race debut in 2007 with the Swiss workforce, who are actually Alfa Romeo.
Ferrari workforce mate Charles Leclerc stated chilly situations on the Nuerburgring meant it could not be the best of weekends for Schumacher, whose father has not been seen in public since struggling head accidents in a 2013 snowboarding accident.
“Chatting with him, I feel each time he tried a Formulation One automotive it was at all times within the rain so it received’t change a lot for him. It will be a difficult session however he doesn’t should show something,” stated the Monegasque.
“I feel he has proved every thing he needed to in Formulation Two this season,” added the 2017 Formulation Two champion.