Mick Schumacher to Alfa Romeo seems like a massive possibility for the 2021 F1 season, with Mick excited to be a part of F1 soon.
His father Michael Schumacher is the greatest ever F1 driver, winning a record 7 world titles. Ralf Schumacher, his uncle, also did well in F1, winning a total of 6 Grand Prix.
Now, Mick Schumacher wants to carry on the Schumacher legacy in the sport, and is mentally prepared for it.
Mick Schumacher to Alfa Romeo?
Speaking to French newspaper L’Equipe, he had this to day at the end of last season in F2, where he currently plies his trade.
“I am sure that Formula 1 is very different to what I imagine. There will be more resources, more preparation, more technical sessions, more mechanics around me, more work.”
“But I want to do it.”
“I love this sport, I love to drive, and I love to win.”
Mick also outlined his plan to make it to Formula One, after having a successful season in F2 this year.
“If I can make the big jump in 2021 I will have a small advantage as I will have raced for a year with 18-inch tires. My goal is F1 and so I must aim to win the F2 title in 2020.”
And according to a report, Mick Schumacher is right in the mix for an Alfa Romeo seat next season. If it goes through, it would be a really proud moment for the Schumacher family and for Michael Schumacher fans all around the globe.
The report also states that, Mick could very well replace Giovinazzi mid-season, if Alfa Romeo agree to a deal with the young German.
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Antonio Giovinazzi is feeling the pressure at Alfa Romeo
There is indeed credibility to Mick Schumacher’s aims of racing with a F1 team next season. The most likely team would be Alfa Romeo, effectively Ferrari’s B-team. Ferrari and Alfa Romeo are sister automobile companies, owned by the parent company Exor. Ferrari are also the engine suppliers to the Alfa Romeo F1 outfit.
Mick has already test driven with Alfa Romeo last season, and could replace Kimi Raikkonen if he does retire at the end of this season. Alternatively, he could come in as a replacement to Antonio Giovinazzi, and the latter admitted he needs to perform to stay in F1 next season.
Speaking to Blick, he said: “If my dreams are to continue, I have to beat Kimi this year.”
He also acknowledged the presence of young racing talents in Formula Two, especially from the Ferrari Driver Academy.
“Of course, I know that Ferrari has a lot of young drivers, but I am focused on my work and do not want to spend time thinking about Formula 2 drivers,”
Alfa Romeo boss wants Mick to focus on Formula Two, for now
Frederic Vasseur, the Alfa Romeo Team Principal, was coy when asked about Mick’s F1 chances in 2021. “Everyone can have his opinion and we will do our thing. Also, Mick should concentrate first on his Formula 2 career.”
Suggestions are ripe that if Mick Schumacher does well in F2 this season, he could well be racing for Alfa Romeo next. For now, though, it is veteren Polish driver Robert Kubica who is the ‘no.1 replacement’ at Alfa Romeo.
Kubica will be replacing Kimi Raikkonen at FP2 this Friday ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.