“I wanted ‘MSC’, it’s an emotional bond I have to it”- Mick Schumacher on how he remained adamant about getting the letters his father used.
Mick Schumacher is finally in Formula 1, and the fans were overjoyed to witness the same ‘MSC’ letters on their screens when Schumacher appeared for Haas on both days.
Though, the German was initially assigned SCH as the abbreviation to be used. But he later changed it to MSC, as he apparently has an emotional connection with it because his father used the same letters to distinguish from his brother Ralph Schumacher, who competed in F1 in the same era.
“I wanted ‘MSC’,” said Schumacher today. “It’s an emotional bond I have to it. I think it’s quite nice for everybody watching the timing screens and seeing ‘MSC’ back on the screens as well.”
Schumacher completed 86 laps running on Saturday and recorded himself the 12th fastest time of the day, and now he feels that he will gain immensely from the extended track time.
“I learnt a massive amount of new things which were all positive,” says Schumacher. Being able to get those laps under my belt – I’ve done over 80 laps today, and obviously compared to 15 laps yesterday, that’s quite a big difference.”
“And it really gave me a new way of seeing F1 and understanding driving on the track.”
F1 cars are amazingly fast
Experiencing his full-fledged experience with F1 cars for the first time, excluding his cameos with his father’s previous Ferrari and Benetton cars, Schumacher’s shared his amazement with the current F1 cars.
“It’s a lot of fun driving here in a Formula 1 car,” he says. “It’s amazing how quick it is. Being able to push so hard and rely on the rear and really feeling the grip of the changes in the setup.”
“There are a lot of tools that you can use to improve driving on track instantly. So that’s pretty positive for me coming from Formula 2, where you basically had nothing to change.”