In 2021, Formula 1 witnessed the arrival of Mick Schumacher into F1, looking to carry on his father Michael’s iconic legacy. While it hasn’t always gone to plan, we have seen glimpses of a talent that most definitely runs in the family. Here are 43 facts about Mick Schumacher that you should know.
1. When Was Mick Schumacher Born?
Mick Schumacher was born on the 22nd of March 1999 in Vufflens-le-Chateau, Switzerland. Schumacher grew up in Switzerland, the country in which his parents had migrated to during his father’s time in Formula 1, but he races under the German nationality.
2. Where Did Mick Schumacher Go To School?
The personal life of the Schumacher family has historically been kept private, and it is not known exactly where Mick Schumacher went to school. However, it is known that Mick Schumacher’s education was taken seriously, and he followed through with his schooling before becoming a full-time racer.
3. Who Is Mick Schumacher’s Dad?
Mick Schumacher’s dad is the legendary Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher. Michael Schumacher won seven World Championship titles, the joint most in history. To avoid the inevitable media spotlight during his early karting days, Mick used his mother’s maiden name Betsch when racing.
4. Mick Schumacher Height & Weight
Mick Schumacher is 1.76 m (5’9”) tall and weighs 67 kg (147 lbs). He is around the average height and weight of an F1 driver, placing around the middle of the grid in terms of his numbers.
5. Is Mick Schumacher Left Handed?
Mick Schumacher is not left-handed, he is right-handed.
6. How Many Languages Does Mick Schumacher Speak?
Mick Schumacher speaks 3 languages: German, English and French. He learned French because of his upbringing in the French speaking area of Switzerland, the Canton of Vaud. Despite this upbringing, his native language is German, due to both his parents hailing from Germany.
7. What Flag Does Mick Schumacher Race Under?
Mick Schumacher races under the German flag. This is because of his family being German. His father once raced under the Luxembourg flag during his karting days as it helped him to get funding. However, Mick has always raced under the German flag.
8. What Is Mick Schumacher’s Race Number?
Mick Schumacher’s race number is 47. He chose this number as his favourite numbers, four and seven, were already taken by Lando Norris and Kimi Raikkonen respectively. The number seven means a lot to him personally as that was the number his father chose to race with.
9. When Did Mick Schumacher Start Karting?
Mick Schumacher began karting in 2008 when he was 9 years old. He competed in the KF3 division of the ADAC Kart Masters under the pseudonym of Mick Betsch, in order to give him some anonymity from the press. Despite this, his karting success began to attract nationwide attention.
10. Did Mick Schumacher Race In F3?
Mick Schumacher raced in F3 for two seasons in 2017 and 2018, finishing 12th in his first season and winning it in his second. This earned him a promotion to the Formula 2 Championship in the 2019 season.
11. Who Did Mick Schumacher Race For In F3?
Mick Schumacher raced for the Prema team during his time in F3. His victory in the 2018 season meant that Prema won the Teams’ Championship in addition to Schumacher’s Drivers’ Championship award.
12. Did Mick Schumacher Race In F2?
Mick Schumacher raced in F2 in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. He achieved exactly the same result as he did in Formula 3, finishing 12th in his first season, before winning the Drivers’ Championship in his second season. This victory caught the eye of F1 teams Haas and Alfa Romeo.
13. How Long Was Mick Schumacher In F2?
Mick Schumacher was in F2 for two seasons, finishing 12th in his first and then going on to win it in his second season. This victory saw him begin to make his own name in open-wheel racing, proving to F1 teams that he was climbing the formula ranks on his own merit.
14. What Team Did Mick Schumacher Drive For In F2?
Mick Schumacher drove for the Prema team again in F2, after winning the Formula 3 Championship with them in 2018. He achieved three race wins throughout his two seasons in Formula 2, also helping to seal the Teams’ Championship award for Prema in 2020.
15. How Did Mick Schumacher Get Into F1?
Mick Schumacher got into F1 the traditional way, starting by competing in karting tournaments before moving up to open-wheel racing. His success in F2 caught the eye of the Ferrari Driver Academy, as well as both the Haas and Alfa Romeo teams, who offered him the role of test driver in 2020.
16. Is Mick Schumacher A Good Racer?
Mick Schumacher is a good racer. He has shown glimpses of what he can do, especially during the 2022 British and Austrian Grands Prix where he scored points in consecutive races. He has been vulnerable to lapses of judgement, which have seen his ability being questioned.
17. Why Did Mick Schumacher Pick Haas?
Mick Schumacher picked Haas because of the faith they showed in him before the 2021 season, lining him up with fellow rookie Nikita Mazepin. He had a relationship with Haas already, after being loaned to them as a test driver from Haas’ engine supplier Ferrari.
18. How Much Money Does Mick Schumacher Bring To Haas?
Mick Schumacher does not bring any money to Haas through external sponsorships. Team principal Guenther Steiner has stated that their partnership with Schumacher’s German sponsor 1&1 was incidental, and not helped by Schumacher’s inclusion in the team.
19. Who Sponsors Mick Schumacher?
Mick Schumacher is sponsored by several brands, including Deutsche Vermogensberatung, Richard Mille, Under Armour, and web hosting company 1&1. It has become apparent that a company endorsing a racing driver with the surname Schumacher can be very lucrative.
20. Is Mick Schumacher A Pay Driver?
Mick Schumacher is not a pay driver. He is also not in the sport due to his family connections, but instead because of his success in the lower formula divisions. Rumors that he was only signed to Haas because of a sponsorship deal with a German brand have been quashed by Guenther Steiner.
21. How Much Is Mick Schumacher Paid?
Mick Schumacher’s current deal with Haas sees him earn a reported $1 million a season. This is just the base level of Schumacher’s pay, with external sponsorship deals likely to earn him a lot more each year.
22. Mick Schumacher Net Worth
Mick Schumacher has a reported net worth of around $5 million. This has been amassed during his two years in F1, being paid $1 million a season, as well as from sponsorship deals with large brands. He is also from a wealthy family, with his father being a successful former F1 driver.
23. How Many DNFs For Mick Schumacher?
Mick Schumacher has had 5 DNFs throughout his two-year spell in Formula 1. Three of these came during the 2021 season, in Russia, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. The other two came at the Monaco and Canadian Grands Prix in 2022.
24. How Many Races Has Mick Schumacher Finished?
Mick Schumacher has finished 35 races out of 41 race weekends. He retired on five occasions, in Russia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Monaco and Canada. He failed to start the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, after an injury sustained in qualifying ruled him out on medical grounds.
25. When Did Mick Schumacher Get Into Q3?
Mick Schumacher first got into Q3 at the Austrian Grand Prix in 2022. A steady sprint race meant that he qualified for the main race in 9th place, before securing his best ever race finish of 6th place, finishing in the points in consecutive races for the first time in his F1 career.
26. When Did Mick Schumacher Get Into Q2?
Mick Schumacher first got into Q2 at the Turkish Grand Prix in 2021, where he qualified in 14th place. Unfortunately, he failed to capitalize on his qualifying position, finishing in 19th place that day in front of his then teammate Nikita Mazepin.
27. Is Mick Schumacher Still In F1?
Mick Schumacher is still in F1 and will be until at least the final race of the 2022 season. However, his contract is set to expire, with no announcement that he is currently being kept on for the 2023 season. It remains to be seen whether we will see him race for Haas in 2023.
28. How Is Mick Schumacher Doing In F1?
Mick Schumacher’s F1 career isn’t quite going as planned. He has been driving an uncompetitive Haas car, but has also topped the cost list for repairs after a few severe crashes. He has shown glimpses of his potential, especially in the Austrian and British Grands Prix in 2022.
29. Does Mick Schumacher Have Potential?
Mick Schumacher is still a young driver and does have potential. However, his results in F1 have fallen short of what has been expected of him. He does unfortunately carry the burden of the Schumacher name, possibly the most famous in F1 history, putting even more pressure on him to succeed.
30. How Long Is Mick Schumacher’s Contract With Haas?
Mick Schumacher’s contract with Haas was signed in 2021 and was in effect for 2 seasons. He has yet to be offered a renewal of his contract, leaving his place in F1 up in the air. He faces stiff competition to retain the seat, as it is now the last free seat on the grid for 2023.
31. Will Mick Schumacher Stay At Haas?
It has not yet been confirmed whether Mick Schumacher will remain at Haas for the 2023 season. His contract is set to expire at the end of the 2022 season, and the jury is still out as to whether he will be kept on. He has had a tough two seasons with the team but has shown glimpses of his ability.
32. Mick Schumacher vs Nikita Mazepin
Mick Schumacher’s first teammate was Nikita Mazepin, who was part of the Haas team in 2021. It was a controversial partnership, mainly due to Mazepin’s claims that Schumacher was given the better of the two cars, even though the cars were proved to have been the same.
33. What Car Does Mick Schumacher Drive?
Mick Schumacher owns a number of luxury cars, including a Bentley Continental GT, an Aston Martin DB11, and a McLaren 720S worth $1 million. His most loved car would be his Ferrari 812, which is worth just under $1 million, and features the classic red Ferrari paintwork.
34. Who Was Mick Schumacher A Reserve Driver For?
Mick Schumacher has been a reserve driver for Ferrari for two seasons, in 2021 and 2022. This is because of his connection to the Ferrari Driver Academy, which he has been a part of since 2019. He was also listed as a test driver for both Haas and Alfa Romeo in the 2020 season.
35. Is Mick Schumacher Part Of Ferrari?
Mick Schumacher has been part of the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2019, when he joined following an excellent season in Formula 3. He has been listed as Ferrari’s reserve driver for the 2022 season, however his contract with the team is coming to an end and is unlikely to be renewed.
36. Will Mick Schumacher Join Ferrari?
It remains unlikely that Mick Schumacher will seal a fairy tale move to Ferrari, the team that his father made history with. Mick Schumacher is not expected to have his contract with the Ferrari Driver Academy renewed at the end of the 2022 season, cutting his family’s iconic ties with the Scuderia.
37. Did Mick Schumacher Leave The Ferrari Driver Academy?
Mick Schumacher’s contract with the Ferrari Driver Academy is set to come to an end at the end of the 2022 season, and it is unlikely that this contract will be renewed. Ferrari are settled as a team, with two drivers tied to long-term contracts, reducing the opportunity for Mick to break through.
38. Will Mick Schumacher Race In 2023?
It is currently unknown whether Mick Schumacher will race in Formula 1 in 2023. Haas’ team principal has stated that Schumacher has a ‘home advantage’ as they have been working with him for two years now. However, nothing has yet been confirmed, meaning his future is still in doubt.
39. Will Mick Schumacher Join Mercedes?
Mercedes’ team principal Toto Wolff has not ruled out a potential move to Mercedes in the future, although he has admitted that the young driver still has a lot to learn. Schumacher’s aim will be to retain his seat with Haas for 2023, as it has not been confirmed whether he will be kept on.
40. Will Mick Schumacher Win F1?
Mick Schumacher will have to ensure he retains his seat with Haas for 2023 before he can think about winning an F1 title. If he is to win a championship, he will likely have to move to one of the higher performing teams, as Haas are currently very far off the mark and not currently competitive.
41. Is Mick Schumacher As Good As His Dad?
Mick Schumacher is not as good as his dad was behind the wheel of an F1 car. Michael Schumacher broke almost all the high-profile records there were to break during his time in Formula 1. However, Mick is still young, and there is time for him to make a big name for himself.
42. Will Mick Schumacher Be As Good As His Dad?
It will be difficult for Mick Schumacher to eclipse his father’s achievements in F1. Michael Schumacher has the second most race wins of all time as well as the joint most World Championship titles (7, tied with Lewis Hamilton).
43. Will Mick Schumacher Be A Reserve Driver?
It is currently unknown whether Mick Schumacher will become a reserve driver for the 2023 season. He was listed as a Ferrari test driver for the 2022 season, alongside his racing duties at Haas, but a tough season has seen his future within the sport come under question.
Mick Schumacher may have the most famous surname in Formula 1, but his time in the sport hasn’t been as impressive as his father’s. However, he has shown glimpses of his obvious talent, and it’s fair to say that the car underneath him hasn’t allowed him to show his true driving potential.
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