The fabled Schumacher name made its return to the F1 paddock during the German Grand Prix weekend as Mick – son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael – made an appearance at the Hockenheimring.
The 17 year-old was present at his home grand prix and was spotted in both the Ferrari and Mercedes garages, where he was able to meet the likes of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
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Indeed, Hamilton says he was intrigued to meet the youngster, joking that he is already sizing up the opposition because 'he's a Schumacher'.
“I went and introduced myself and said hi. It's special for anyone to see a grand prix … It's definitely an eye-opener, especially with what's going on back there as it's a lot bigger to what he's used to.
“But he's a Schumacher so he probably takes it in his stride and is looking at us all thinking 'I can beat them', just like me when I was his age would have said the same about the drivers here.”
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Schumacher is currently competing in the German Formula 4 Championship with Prema Powerteam, where he is currently classified second in the standings with three wins to his name.
Relatively little remains known about the current condition of his father Michael, who was seriously injured in a skiing accident in December 2013.
In February 2016 Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm – who is also looking after Mick – – called for 'support and patience'
at the opening of an exhibition celebrating his career in Hamburg.