“A little cup that I was given by my dad”- Mick Schumacher talks about the thing he loves the most, which was given by his father.
Mick Schumacher is set to place his foot in Formula 1, but it would be difficult to overcome his father’s shadows and all the expectations his name is bringing to him.
While his father’s passion for motorsport passed on, the junior Schumacher has now revealed the most valued asset given by his father.
“A little cup that I was given by my dad, which he won in a rental-kart race. I’ve kept it since I was six and it’s always been in the perfect spot in my room. It’s the most important trophy that I’ve got, and I didn’t even win it!” he said to Formula 1.com.
Who is your hero? No brainer.
Schumacher then was asked who was his idol, and undoubtedly and not disappointing anyone, he named his father as his biggest idol, indeed, an impressive choice to follow.
“My dad! I definitely look at what he achieved, and I try to learn from it. He’s been the benchmark for so long and for me he’s still the benchmark, so I’ll always refer to him.”
“That’s on the sporting side, and on the human side, I’ll always admire how his consistency across all those years and how he kept his feet on the ground. That’s something I appreciate very much, but also something I can learn from and carry through my career.”
Can’t give time to family
In his recent statements, Schumacher appears to be close to his father, who has been away from public view ever since experiencing a life-threatening brain injury, and the 21-year-old star claims that he isn’t able to give time to the family because of the nature of the job.
“You don’t spend much time with your family. You’re out and about a lot, but then if you have a 9 to 5 job you don’t see your family much more!”
“So as racing drivers we manage to have our passion as a living, and I enjoy my sport, so it’s effortless for me to sacrifice a lot more and enjoy every single moment of it.”