“The media attention will be even greater than Lewis Hamilton”- Nico Rosberg is worried about the immense pressure on Mick Schumacher.
Mick Schumacher will extend the legacy of his family name in the world of Formula 1. Naturally, the hype around his name is mammoth; additionally, his F2 championship win and Ferrari investing in him extensively are adding to the excitement.
Therefore, ex-Formula 1 world champion and his Schumacher’s compatriot Nico Rosberg feels that the 21-year-old driver would be attracting massive media attention, more than Lewis Hamilton certainly.
“It is not easy to be the ‘son of’,” Rosberg told F1 Insider. “And with Mick, it is again ten times more difficult because Michael’s days weren’t that long ago, and he was even more successful.”
“The media attention will be great, initially probably even greater than that of Lewis Hamilton. I hope that Mick can put that aside and concentrate well on his job – otherwise, it takes away a lot of the fun.”
“The media won’t give him time, but he’ll have to take it for himself. It takes time and patience. After all, I had to wait seven years to win my first race and even eleven years to win the title.”
“You have to keep that in mind if you want to rate Mick this year.”
It’s emotional for me.
Meanwhile, earlier this month, Schumacher revealed how emotional event it is for him to join F1 and to consider the fact, 30 years ago, his father making his debut in F1 makes it more special.
“Obviously, now being one of the 20 drivers in Formula One is very special,” he said to the Haas website. “As a child, I’ve been dreaming about this for 15 years – and now it’s actually happened.
“It’s emotional and just something very nice. My father actually had his first race in Formula One 30 years ago this year – that makes it even more emotional and even nicer.”