Mick Schumacher – Biography

Mick Schumacher was born on 22 March 1999 in Switzerland. Most of his early life was spent in Switzerland, growing up with his father, Michael Schumacher. His father previously competed in the Formula One series and won several records-breaking Formula 1 World Championship titles. His mother, Corinna Schumacher, was a horserider and also a winner of the European Championship. Mick has German nationality and currently races as a German driver.

Mick Schumacher – Early career

For the first time, he participated in a motor racing race in 2008. To avoid drawing attention to himself because of his father, he made his debut as ‘Mick Betsch.’

1) Karting

Mick Schumacher participated in the ADAC Kart Masters KF3 class in 2011 and 2012 and secured ninth and seventh positions in both races. Moreover, he took part in the Euro Wintercup KF3 class and finished in 3rd place.

Schumacher also competed in the DMV Kart Championship in 2012, finishing third once again. He took third place in the CIK-FIA KF Juniors Cup and German Junior Kart Championship the following year. A year later, in 2014, he was the runner-up at the German Junior Karting Championship and the European and World Junior Karting Championships.

2) ADAC Formula 4

He competed in several test races for Jenzer Motorsport in the year 2014. Schumacher made his formula races debut in 2015, where he competed in the ADAC Formula 4 under his real name. Despite remaining in Formula 4 with ADAC, Schumacher moved to Prema Powerteam for the season of 2016. After that, he competed in the Italian Formula 4 Championship, where he finished 2nd in each championship.

3) Formula 3

Mick Schumacher made his Formula 3 series debut in India in 2016. He then participated in the Formula 2000 category and came in third place. In that race, he secured two pole positions, four wins, and nine podiums collectively. He made an attempt at FIA F3 European Championship In the starting months of 2017, in which he signed up with Prema Powerteam. In addition to completing the season in 12th place, his best performance came at Monza, where he finished third.

As for the 2018 championship, Mick Schumacher remained with Prema. Despite a slow start, he won at Spa-Francorchamps for the first time out of fifteen races of the season. In the championship standings, he ranked 10th, 67 points behind Dan Ticktum. However, he completed the year as champion with 57 points, including seven poles, eight wins, fourteen podium finishes, and four fastest laps.

4) Formula 2

In 2019, Mick Schumacher raced in the FIA F2 Championship for Prema Powerteam. At the first round in Bahrain, Schumacher began the race in tenth place and finished in eighth. Despite starting seventh in the Baku feature race, Schumacher retired following a spin, and he came back from 19th place to finish 5th place in the sprint race.

The first race at Barcelona saw him collide with another car and make an illegal overtake, resulting in zero points. Once again, he collided with several other cars in Monaco’s feature race, and he did not score any points. At the Circuit Paul Ricard in France, he retired twice after colliding in the first race and having a technical issue in the second race.

Mick Schumacher lost momentum on the grid and finished 18th at the Red Bull Ring.
Sixth place at Silverstone was another sprint points finish. He took his first Formula 2 victory in Hungary after finishing 8th in the feature race. After retiring from the feature race at Monza, he went on to win the sprint race, finishing 6th and setting the fastest lap.

Despite his best efforts, he failed to finish both races in Russia after experiencing an engine issue in the first and colliding with another car in the second. In Abu Dhabi, he placed ninth and eleventh. Despite having one win and one fastest lap in the championship, he finished the year in 12th place with 53 points.

He crashed out in the Austria feature race, and the fire extinguisher went off in his second Sprint race on the same circuit. However, Schumacher took both podiums in Hungary. He finished on five successive podiums from Spain to Monza, including a victory at the Monza feature race, and claimed the championship at Mugello.

At the next race in Russia, he took first place in the feature race and third place in the sprint race. After an incident, Mick Schumacher qualified 18th in Sakhir but drove well to finish 6th with the fastest lap. Despite having significant challenges, Schumacher finished first in the FIA F2 Championship for 2020.

Mick Schumacher – Formula One career

In January 2019, Mick Schumacher joined the Ferrari Driver Academy. His Formula One debut took place in April 2019 at the Bahrain International Circuit, and he finished sixth overall with a time of 1:32.552, his best time during the session.

Mick Schumacher made his Formula One practice debut for 2020 at the Eifel Grand Prix. Unfortunately, the session was canceled due to bad weather. During the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice session, Schumacher drove for Haas. In addition to his Haas debut, he also participated in the 2020 Young Driver Test.

1) Haas (2001- Continue)

From 2021 onwards, Mick Schumacher will compete for Haas with Nikita Mazepin. During his first race in Bahrain, Schumacher qualified 19th ahead of his teammate Mazepin. In the end, he finished 16th after crashing on the opening lap. During the Emilia Romagna GP, he broke off his car’s front wing after crashing in front of the pit exit. Once again, he finished the race in 16th place, ahead of his teammate Mazepin.

After Schumacher crashed severely in practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, the team didn’t have time to fix his car before qualifying. At the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, he surpassed Mazepin by just 0.074 seconds and finished 13th.

Despite the red flags during qualifying, he started from 15th on the grid at the French Grand Prix and finished 19th. He finished 13th at the Hungarian Grand Prix after crashing during practice. Schumacher retired on lap 33 from Formula One after suffering an oil leak. Qualifying 14th in Turkey was the best qualifying position in his Formula 1 career.

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