The son of F1 champion Michael Schumacher would “give up everything” to talk about racing with his “hero” father
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After his father suffered a serious brain injury in a skiing accident years ago, Michael Schumacher’s son said he wished he could talk about their mutual love for racing.
Mick Schumacher followed in his Formula 1 star father’s footsteps by pursuing a career in the sport. Mick, 22, is currently in his rookie Formula 1 season with Haas.
While Schumacher’s family has remained under wraps about Michael’s condition since his 2013 accident, his son revealed more about his current relationship with his 52-year-old father in the new Netflix documentary. Schumacher.
“I just have huge respect for dad. I’ve always had that,” Mick says in the doc, which aired on Netflix Wednesday. “He just has that presence. When he walks into a room, everyone is silent. That’s how I remember him.”
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“Every time I look at it I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s how I want to be.’ Such strength, such peace of mind, “said Mick, adding,” I think dad and I would understand each other in a different way now. Just because we speak a similar language, the language of the motorsport. And that we have so much more to say. “
Mick, who calls his father “my hero,” continues, “And that’s where my head is most of the time. Thinking that would be cool. That would be it. I would give it all up just for that.”
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Michael has not been seen in public since 2013 when he suffered a head injury while skiing in the French Alps which sent him to hospital in critical condition, where he was kept in a coma for over a year.
Today, Michael lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with his wife, Corrina, whom he married in 1995.
“We try to continue as a family like Michael loved and still does. And we continue with our lives,” Corrina said in Schumacher. “‘Privacy is private,’ as he always said. It’s very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his privacy as much as possible. Michael has always protected us and now we are protecting Michael.”
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Michael is recognized as one of the best F1 drivers of all time. Throughout his career, he has won 91 victories and seven championships, according to F1.
Mick, who had already won eight races in 2018, was later named European Formula 3 champion, which led to his debut in F2.
When it was announced that he would be joining the Formula 1 circuit last year, Mick said: “The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I am simply without it. voice. I want to thank Haas F1 Team, Scuderia Ferrari and Ferrari Driver Academy for placing their trust in me. I also want to thank and express my love to my parents, I know I owe them everything .
The driver added: “I always believed that I would make my Formula 1 dream come true. A huge thank you must also go to all the great motorsport fans who have supported me throughout my career. I will do anything. give, because I always do and can’t wait to take this trip with Haas F1 and them. “
Mick continued to honor his father in his piloting career; he chose race number 47 to mean “for seven”, a reference to Michael and his seven championships.