Mick Schumacher is enjoying making his Formula 1 bow at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, 30 years after his father began his historic career on the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Michael Schumacher takes his bike into the pit lane to take part in the first qualifying race for the Belgian Grand Prix on 23 August 1991 in Spa. AFP
Spa-Francorchamps: Mick Schumacher is enjoying making his Formula 1 bow at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, 30 years after his father started his legendary career on the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
In 1991, Michael Schumacher was called up for his first Formula 1 drive by Jordan instead of the French driver Bertrand Gachot, who was otherwise serving a prison sentence for assault.
As seventh in qualifying, he was eliminated on the first lap, the first hesitant step in a career that was to bring 91 race wins and seven drivers’s world championship titles.
When Schumacher, 52, was recovering from a serious head injury sustained in a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013, he said Son, he is thrilled to start on the track where the Schumacher legend began.
“(But not) only because of my father’s story, but also because I hi he had a few good races, “he said on Thursday at the press conference in Spa before the race on Sunday.
The Haas rookie added:” I had my first pole position, my first race win in 2018 here with F3 , which then became a series of several race wins, so definitely, yes, it’s a track that I enjoy a lot and I enjoy a lot of things that come back close to home.
“A lot of fans come here to to support me for many years, so yes, it’s a great place. “
” Of course I think it will be a very emotional documentary for a lot of people, “said the German.
” It ( Netflix) got a lot of people into the sport, but for a lot of people growing up they watched my dad so it was very emotional to see it. “
” The best I can say is that everyone looks at it, just looks at it and experiences it for themselves, because I don’t really want, let’s say, to spoil too much “, he added.
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