Mick Schumacher on his F1 ambitions and early F2 experiences
Mick Schumacher talks F1 and F2 in Sky Sports interview below; Both series return at the Spanish GP, live on Sky F1 this weekend
By James Galloway
Last Updated: 07/05/19 10:30am
Mick Schumacher has described reaching Formula 1 as his destiny, as he aims to learn from his legendary father's career.
The son of Michael Schumacher, the sport's most successful-ever driver, is racing in F2 for the first time in 2019 and already made his F1 Testing debut in the last month, running for Ferrari and Alfa Romeo in Bahrain.
In an interview with Sky Sports F1's Natalie Pinkham, Schumacher was asked which of the current grid he most identified with.
"I'm not really comparing myself to anyone now in F1, obviously it's to my dad who I compare myself to," Schumacher replied.
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"To see what we did, which steps he took and what he did different to others, and also see what positives I can take from that.
"But there are so many talented drivers in F1, otherwise they wouldn't be there, and it's always good to speak to each one of them and try to learn as much as possible."
Asked if he regarded F1 as his destiny, the 20-year-old replied: "Yeah, it is."
Schumacher has enjoyed a breakthrough 12 months on the single-seater ladder.
He won the European F3 title after a late-season surge last year, success which was followed by securing an F2 drive with the same Prema team. He was also signed to Ferrari's driver academy.
"It is very important to do one step after the other. We have done that up until now and F2 should now be the final step before F1," added the German youngster.
How is Schumacher finding F2?
Schumacher has finished in the points in three of F2's opening four races this year, with the latest round of the championship taking place at Barcelona alongside the Spanish GP this weekend.
"I'm very happy to work with Prema and work in F2 because I have the feeling in some ways it's a bit more difficult to drive and to work with the tyres than F1," he explained.
"The tyres degrade a bit more and we don't have tyre blankets, so we have the tyres from cold temperatures. It's very good preparation for F1 and so I'm very grateful to be here."
Watch the Spanish GP live only on Sky Sports F1 this weekend. Sunday's race starts at 2.10pm. Sky Sports is the home of live and exclusive F1. Find out more here to watch the 2019 season live