Ferrari drivers see a vivid future for Schumacher
The present Ferrari drivers anticipate younger driver Mick Schumacher to go a great distance in Components 1, and see this weekend’s FP1 look on the Eifel Grand Prix as just the start.
Schumacher will make his Friday follow debut for Alfa Romeo forward of a probable promotion to F1 in 2021, as he at present leads the Components 2 championship. The son of seven-time world champion Michael, Schumacher has had lots of consideration all through his junior profession so far, however Sebastian Vettel believes the German has proven his potential and earned the fitting to be thought-about for an F1 seat.
“I believe he deserves his shot this weekend,” Vettel mentioned. “Hopefully, we see him not solely tomorrow, however hopefully one other Friday this yr after which hopefully in a automobile, in a race seat subsequent yr.
“Clearly he’s having a fantastic season, he’s main the Components 2 championship and as I mentioned, I hope he can seal a seat for subsequent yr. I believe he’s a fantastic child, I actually like him and I’m certain he’s going to go a great distance and do properly. That is most likely only a kick-off for him.”
Schumacher is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy so has had contact with the group’s race drivers, and Vettel’s team-mate Charles Leclerc believes he can method Friday with the strain off as his outcomes this season converse for themselves.
“Wanting on the situations of this weekend, it’s most likely not the simplest of debuts,” Leclerc mentioned. “However chatting with him, I believe each time he tried an F1 automobile or a brand new automobile, it was all the time within the rain so it received’t change a lot for him. It’s going to be a tough session, however he doesn’t must show something as he has proved all the pieces he needed to in F2 this season, and I’m certain he’ll do a fantastic job tomorrow.”
Schumacher has beforehand examined for each Ferrari and Alfa Romeo throughout an in-season check in Bahrain final yr, however by no means throughout an F1 session at a race weekend.