Schumacher responds to Ecclestone: “It’s difficult to forget F1” – Mick Schumacher has responded to comments made by former Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone, who recently suggested the young German driver should “forget about F1” and concentrate on other categories.
With Schumacher set to lose his Formula One seat to compatriot Nico Hülkenberg, former F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone recently suggested the German driver should “forget about Formula One” and concentrate on other categories:
“Maybe he should just forget about Formula One and concentrate on other categories of motorsport,” Ecclestone told German media organisation RTL.
“As of today, Mick Schumacher will not get a regular cockpit next year in this week of truth at Haas, in which the driver will be announced,” wrote RTL reporter Felix Görner in his sport.de column after the Brazilian Grand Prix. Meaning Haas has decided on another driver.
“According to our information, it will be Nico Hülkenberg,” says Görner.
“I won’t forget F1!”
“His name is his biggest burden, but he tries to respect it as best he can and that’s what he puts him in all this trouble. Therefore: he should forget about it [F1] and try to win in other categories.” said Ecclestone.
Speaking to Bild, Mick Schumacher indirectly responded to the Brit, saying, “It’s difficult to forget F1, I love it too much, so I won’t do that.”
“Everyone always has an opinion about everything, but I only care about the opinion of the people who matter to me, my family and some other people in Formula 1, for example, Sebastian Vettel. These are opinions that matter a lot to me.”
The Haas team is expected to confirm Nico Hülkenberg in Mick Schumacher’s place in the next few days, just before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final round of the 2022 F1 World Championship. As for the future of Mick Schumacher, it seems that the young German could become a reserve driver for Alpine or Mercedes…