Sebastian Vettel thinks Mick Schumacher’s first look at an F1 occasion at this weekend’s Eifel Grand Prix is the start of an extended profession within the sequence.
Schumacher, son of seven-time world champion Michael, will drive within the opening observe session on the Nurburgring for Alfa Romeo. The Ferrari academy driver is main F1’s feeder sequence, System 2, and has been linked with a transfer to the Alfa workforce for subsequent season.
4-time world champion Vettel has welcomed the teen’s alternative.
When requested how he felt about being upstaged at his dwelling race, Vettel stated: “To start with, I do not care.
“Second, I believe [Mick] deserves his shot this weekend and hopefully we see him not solely tomorrow, however hopefully one other Friday this yr, after which hopefully within the automotive in a race seat subsequent yr. I believe that is what I want for him.”
“He is having a fantastic season, he is main the System 2 Championship and as I stated I hope he can seal the seat for subsequent yr. I believe he is a fantastic child and I actually like him and I am positive he’ll go a good distance and do nicely. That is most likely a kind of kick-off for him.”