Spa-Francorchamps (dpa) – Mick Schumacher does not want to make any claims about a cockpit in Formula 1 next year.
In an interview with the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, the 21-year-old son of world record champion Michael Schumacher welcomed Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto’s announcement of an early talk about his future. “I take it as a compliment. It shows that I have improved in all areas where I should improve,” said Schumacher.
What Binotto and Ferrari would look at when occupying the cockpits is hard to say. “I’m not in a position to make any claims. That would be wrong. I’m just trying to do my job as a driver well,” said Mick Schumacher.
He drives in Formula 2 in his second year for the Italian Prema team and Mick Schumacher is also a member of the Ferrari Young Driver Academy. He has already indicated several times that he wants to go to Formula 1. It is speculated that it could possibly happen next year in one of the teams working closely with Ferrari.
Frédéric Vasseur, Alfa Romeo team principal, told Sky TV on the sidelines of the Belgian Grand Prix: “Mick is doing well, he might get the chance to test Formula 1 before the end of the season.”
What it will be like in 2021 has to be seen. “It’s too early to give a concrete answer. Since it’s Corona, the plans have all been postponed a bit. So I’m waiting now,” said Mick Schumacher. ‘I think I’ll learn more in the coming weeks. All decisions will be made later than usual. ‘