System One rookie Mick Schumacher hopes he may have the prospect to do extra promotional runs together with his father’s well-known automobiles in 2021.
Schumacher is the son of seven-time world champion Michael. He drove his father’s 2004 Ferrari earlier than final 12 months’s Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello, as a part of the celebrations across the group’s a thousandth System One race.
He additionally drove his father’s 1994 Benetton on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit earlier than the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix.
This 12 months he has stepped as much as drive for Ferrari engine buyer Haas for his first F1 season, that means alternatives for such demonstrations may be extra restricted throughout the 12 months.
When requested if he might need an opportunity to do extra in 2021, he instructed ESPN: “These automobiles have been actually superb to drive, so I’d be completely happy to leap again into one, particularly the V10s. So yeah, fingers crossed.”
This 12 months’s Belgian Grand Prix would be the thirtieth anniversary of his father’s F1 debut.
The Schumacher-Ferrari hyperlink continues right now, with the Haas rookie nonetheless part of the Italian group’s younger driver academy.
Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto stated he anticipates a tough rookie season for Schumacher at a team which finished ninth in the championship last year. Schumacher said he sees his time with Haas as an opportunity to show everyone what he is capable of.
“There’s not a strict target directly which has been set by them to me, but certainly there’s targets I want to achieve and I want to do. If I’m able to impress and show them I’m trying to do everything possible to bring the team and the car and myself from where I am now to a great position at the end of the year, I guess then people would be more attentive to what I’m doing.”
Talking about Ferrari’s support of his career, he said: “Obviously it has been very helpful for me to be able to jump back on the information and skills they have in Formula One to try and learn from them and use the skills for myself in racing, and in F2 especially last year.
“I feel like the great support I get every year and every day, from them, has brought me to the place where I am now.”