While it will still be another year before Mick Schumacher is likely to be seen in Formula 1, the son of the German legend believes that continuing in F2 was the best choice for him.
The grid for the next Formula 1 season is now known. And unfortunately for some, Mick Schumacher will not have a seat.
The grid for the next Formula 1 season is now known. And unfortunately for some, Mick Schumacher will not have a seat. The German will therefore continue in F2 before getting his chance in the leading category in 2021, when the sport will change.
Schumacher could then follow in his father’s footsteps, especially as he could ultimately settle down at the wheel of a Ferrari. Nevertheless, he doesn’t regret having to wait another year.
“The most logical choice was to stay in Formula 2. The most logical and reliable. The championship will be different next year, everyone will have to learn how to drive a car with 18-inch tyres. That’s positive for me.” says Mick.
The F2 series will switch from 13-inch wheels to larger 18-inch wheels to allow Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli to gather data on how the larger tyres would work ahead of Formula 1’s adoption of 18-inch wheels in 2021.
“If I can make the big jump to F1, then I will have a small advantage. My goal is still F1 and for that I have to aim for the F2 title in 2020. I think it will be easier because I now know the car, and especially all the circuits.” concludes Mick.
Spy shot drone footage of Zandvoort F1 circuit
Work is ongoing for the coming Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort, a race that is of course eagerly anticipated by Max Verstappen F1 fans.
YouTube has proven to be invaluable for Formula 1 fans who like to keep tabs on the latest F1 circuit being built for the coming 2020 season. TJ13 has embedded some interesting drone footage below YouTube uploads of the circuit in its current state.