Michael and Ralf Schumacher gave each other nothing on the race track: 2001 won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, which ended with Schumi’s little brother. Now Ralf Schumacher’s 15-year-old son, David Schumacher, dreams of duels in formula 1 against Michael Schumacher’s son Mick.
I definitely want to get into formula 1 and hopefully also in a very good team very far ahead,”says David Schumacher, who will get into formula 4 next season. And I would like to start with my cousin Mick in Formula One.”
A goal that 18-year-old Mick Schumacher is already close to: He is currently completing his first Formula Three season. A third place in Monza was his highlight of the season. He does not usually have much to do with the struggle for victory. In contrast, the situation with David Schumacher, who still has title chances in the German card championship before the season finale as second.
“The expectations are simply higher”
While Mick Schumacher is mainly found in the Mercedes environment, it also attracts his cousin in this direction.” I’m a big fan of Mercedes,”he answers the question about his favorite team. I don’t know why, but I don’t like Ferrari so much.”
And he too is already feeling the great pressure of the public. The name Schumacher is “no advantage”, is beyond doubt for him. Expectations are simply higher, especially now that my cousin Mick is on the move very quickly. I was therefore also on the road for the first years und er the maiden name of my mother Brinkmann, so that the media pressure is less.”
Nevertheless, as a model he calls his father and”of course”his uncle”simply because he is the most successful driver of all time with seven World Champions titles. But my father was also very well on his way. Nevertheless: I do not compare myself to the two, but concentrate on myself.”