Mick Schumacher, son of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, has struggled in his own F1 career, with Johnny Herbert suggesting that the absence of his father’s guidance, due to a serious skiing accident, has been a significant disadvantage.
‣ Mick Schumacher, son of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, has expressed his wish to have another conversation with his father, who was seriously injured in a skiing accident ten years ago.
‣ Mick Schumacher has driven in Formula One for two years and won the Formula 2 championship in 2020, showing his inherited talent and passion for motorsport.
‣ Johnny Herbert believes that if Michael Schumacher had been able to help Mick with his F1 career, things might have turned out differently for him.
‣ Herbert suggests that Michael Schumacher’s experiences and guidance could have been beneficial for Mick’s career and their father-son relationship.
Mick Schumacher’s having a rough day, no doubt about it. Ten years back, his dad, Michael Schumacher, a Formula One legend, had a serious skiing accident. Johnny Herbert, speaking to Grosvenor Sport, expressed his sympathy for the ex-Haas driver.
A documentary on Schumacher Sr’s career came out last year. Mick, in the documentary’s closing, says he’d give anything for another chat with his old man. Heartbreaking, isn’t it? Especially when your dad’s a successful sportsman. That could’ve been a crucial part of Mick’s development. But, alas, Mick didn’t get that. His relationship with his dad ended with that skiing accident. And Mick? He had to shoulder all the pressure, just ’cause of his last name.
Mick’s been in Formula 1 for a couple of years now. Even bagged the Formula 2 championship in 2020. He’s got his dad’s talent, his passion for motorsport. But, Mick’s yet to make as big a splash as his dad did.
Herbert reckons things might’ve been different for Mick if Michael was still around. He says, “Michael would’ve relished the chance to guide his son. To share his experiences. To shape Mick into a different character than what we’ve seen. ‘Cause Mick’s been alone in his F1 career. Michael’s guidance, that father-son bond, would’ve been a boon for Mick. And for Michael? It would’ve been a joy to have that deep connection with his son. Sadly, we didn’t get to see that.”