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Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher
Country: 
Full Name: 
Mick Schumacher
Birth Date: 
22 March, 1999
Birth Place: 
Vufflens-le-Château, Switzerland
Driver Status: 
Current
Driver Height: 
170cm
Driver Weight: 
60kg

Mick Schumacher Biography

Mick Schumacher - Haas F1 Team F1 Driver

Mick Schumacher Career Overview and Fast Links

  • Career Overview

  • 2021 Haas F1 Team Launch

  • Pre-F1 Career

  • F1 Haas (2021)

  • Fast Facts

Mick Schumacher F1 Career Overview

Mick Schumacher is one of three rookies making their F1 debut this season, competing with the Haas F1 Team in the 2021 F1 World Championship.

Few drivers will enter F1 with a name that harbours as much gravitas or comes with such immense expectation as Mick Schumacher but after successfully navigating the junior ranks, he arrives in F1 with both the European F3 and F2 titles under his belt.

While the surname has undoubtedly created opportunities for Schumacher, he is nonetheless the best ‘qualified’ of the rookies to be making his debut in 2021 courtesy of his success in the lower formula, where he has been praised for his consistency.

Enlisted in the Ferrari Driver Academy - the most recent graduate of which was Charles Leclerc - Schumacher has emulated his father by driving in Ferrari colours, albeit only during testing, and will instead make his debut in Uralkali-backed American flagged Haas F1 Team for his top flight debut.

Mick Schumacher Net Worth 2021: $5 million approx (source)

Mick Schumacher Driver Salary 2021: $1 million approx (source)

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2021 Haas F1 Team Launch

Pre-F1 Career

With a name directly associated with a five-time F1 World Champion and 91-time race (whose achievements were only matched for the first time in 2020 by Lewis Hamilton) Schumacher has had to carry the weight of expectation of a name that remains a household name in the years Michael retired from the very moment he competed in karts.

While the motorsport ladder Michael traversed has changed considerably since the days prior to his F1 debut in 1991 with Jordan, Mick followed a traditional route through the junior ‘winged ranks beginning with German Formula 4 in 2015, where he landed his first important win (at the Oschersleben) en route to tenth in the standings, behind the likes of other hot junior tips Joel Eriksson, Robert Shwartzman and David Beckmann.

Another year in the category - competing in both the German and Italian series’ - earned Schumacher the runners-up spot in both with five victories in each after joining Prema Powerteam (Prema Racing) to start a relationship that would bring him greater success in the coming years.

F3

Stepping up to F3 in its final years before it was amalgamated into the F1-supporting GP3 Series in 2019, Schumacher made his FIA F3 Championship debut in 2017 amid fevered anticipation though it was not to be a notable season for the German as he learned his trade in competitive surroundings. A best of third place at Monza was the scant highlight from a solid if not sparkling maiden campaign en route to 12th overall in a championship won by McLaren driver Lando Norris.

Sticking with the team for a second crack yielded substantially more success as Schumacher recovered from a distant first half to the year to quickly gain control during the latter stages before rounding out a dominant champion.

Indeed, the eventual headlines belied a campaign in which Schumacher’s form only came alive in the final rounds having sat tenth overall and 67-points off the top spot as deep as 14-rounds into the 30-race season. However, a devastating run of form - seven wins from ten races - between Rounds 17 and 27 leapfrogged him past his rivals and well clear of them by the time the final chequered flag had dropped.

Fittingly, the win that kickstarted the run was achieved at Spa-Francorchamps, scene of his father’s iconic debut and subsequent maiden win the following year in 1992.

F2

Stepping up to the FIA F2 Championship for 2019, Schumacher’s route to that title would almost perfectly mirror that of his F3 successes following a rookie campaign in which he was a bit-part player before a more competitive year in 2020 came alive in its closing stages to complete the title.

Notching up respectable results in his first rounds led to his maiden win, a reverse grid sprint race success at the Hungaroring, though it would be the sole podium result en route to 12th overall and as the third highest-placed F2 rookie.

Among a number of highly-rated racers, Schumacher benefitted from greater consistency relative to the likes of Callum Ilott and team-mate Shwartzman in 2020, keeping himself in the mix despite failing to win a race until Round 8 of 12 at Monza. 

Only one more win would come his way in Sochi but coupled with eight podiums he would round out the year as champion over Ilott by a comfortable 14 points.

Mick Schumacher will race with the Uralkali Haas F1 Team in the 2021 F1 World Championship

The Schumacher name returns to the pinnacle of motorsport for 2021, following on from his father Michael (1991-2006/2010-2012) and his uncle Ralf (1997-2007). 

The move has been engineered by Ferrari, who had originally considered placing him at Alfa Romeo before settling on Haas.

Despite the rich tradition of racers from the Schumacher family and Germany as a whole, Mick is the first person hailing from his home nation to make his debut in F1 since Nico Hulkenberg in 2010.

Mick Schumacher Fast Facts

  • There haven’t been many years in which the Schumacher name hasn’t been present in F1 with Michael competing from 1991 to 2006, before returning again for a three year stint with Mercedes in 2010-2012. His uncle Ralf Schumacher raced for 12 consecutive seasons between 1997 and 2007

  • He will compete with 47 as his racer number (in a nod to his father who raced with No.7) and courted attention by choosing ‘MSC’ as his abbreviated timing screen name (rather than SCH). MSC was used by Michael Schumacher during the years Ralf competed to distinguish him from his brother. 

  • His cousin David Schumacher (Ralf’s son) is also competing on the F1 support package in 2021 with a drive in the F3 European Championship, the series in which competed in 2020

  • Prior to his F1 debut, Schumacher made debut in faster machinery with a test in the Ferrari SF90 in 2019 and completed test sessions for Alfa Romeo in 2020. He has also driven poignant demonstration laps in his father’s Ferrari F2004 during the Tuscan Grand Prix to celebrate the firm’s 1000th F1 race

  • Little is known about Michael Schumacher’s conditions following a skiing accident in late 2013 in which he suffered serious head injuries and remained in hospital for many months afterwards. He is continuing his convalescence at home away from the public eye.