Nürburg (dpa) – Mick Schumacher is aware of expectations for his first Formula 1 practice during a Grand Prix weekend at the Nürburgring.
“Of course I respect the whole thing. It’s the first time we’ve been riding in front of the big eyes: for all team bosses, for all CEOs, for all teams – so I’ll try to do what I can, where I know it is. going well and concentrate on myself and try to do my best, ” said the 21-year-old son of record world champion Michael Schumacher in an interview for the Formula 1 Grand Prix in the Eifel RTL / ntv.
The leader of the Formula 2 classification will receive the cockpit of the Italian Antonio Giovinazzi in the first free practice on Friday (11 a.m. / n / a) at Alfa Romeo. “It’s the biggest step so far. From Formula 2 to Formula 1 it is the biggest in terms of time: we have about an 11 to 12 second difference between the two categories. So of course it’s going to be very big,” said Mick Schumacher. “But the preparation in the team is a lot more intensive. The days are longer. The work is more divided among the different employees. That means that you have to be able to work with different individuals. That is of course something that is completely new to us. . “
Schumacher belongs to Ferrari’s junior academy, which supplies Alfa Romeo and Haas with engines in Formula 1. He is considered a promising candidate for an Alfa Romeo cockpit in 2021.