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(Motorsport-Whole.com) – Nothing came of the hoped-for Formula 1 appearance at the home game at the Nürburgring. Yes when could Mick Schumacher get a “catch-up date” for his work as a Friday driver at Alfa Romeo? According to Ferrari sports director Laurent Mekies, this is not yet certain. But before December 2020 it probably won’t happen.

Mick Schumacher, Alfa Romeo C38

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A look at the current Formula 1 calendar reveals: Realistically, this is Formula 1 The final in Abu Dhabi is the “only probability” of a Friday trip for Schumacher, according to Mekies.

Before that, the regular drivers would need every minute to prepare because in most cases it is on Go routes on which Formula 1 has not last driven. “And then it’s off to Bahrain, where we don’t Want to disturb the title fight “, says Mekies. So you don’t want to burden the young Ferrari drivers with a double burden.

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Abu Dhabi stays with us Alfa Romeo and Haas, “says Mekies. They want to” explore the possibilities “of whether the Ferrari customer teams would be ready to test the Ferrari juniors as they did at the Nürburgring.


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Because in addition to Schumacher, Callum Ilott should have driven at the Eifel Immense Prix. With Robert Schwarzman, a third young Ferrari driver is on hold. Ferrari wants you to have more formula 2020 -1 driving experience. “We America are doing our best to do this,” Mekies assures. “Whether it works or not, we have to wait and see.”

The same applies to the cockpit allocation for the Ferrari customer teams Alfa Romeo and Haas for the Formula 1 season 2021. Ferrari can only exert a limited influence here. “The bottom line is whether the boys are fast enough,” says Mekies. “If that’s them, then everyone wants them. That’s how it works.”

Used to be still missing on the Ferrari probability

That is why the Ferrari Academy is working determinedly to put its To continuously increase juniors. But until the big goal, the Ferrari cockpit, there is still a long way to go for Schumacher and Co., emphasizes Mekies.


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“We have seen: You have already taken two, three, ten steps to get to your current level. United states is aware, however: It takes another ten of these steps to get to the [Ferrari-] stage. And exactly that’s what it’s all about for us: to support them so that they can develop further. “

He recognizes the corresponding potential in Schumacher as well as Ilott and Schwarzman. “They have sheer ability and develop because they are in the right environment,” he says. “Are you on course? At the moment yes. Can you develop as you wish? Time will tell.”

In the footsteps of Charles Leclerc

Lance Stroll and Charles Leclerc already have it two former members of the Ferrari Academy made it into Formula 1. Leclerc succeeded 2019 even the ascent to Ferrari regular driver, and in the same year the first Immense Prix victory, which he immediately followed up with another, at the Ferrari home race in Monza.

In the current Formula 2 overall ranking prove Schumacher , Ilott and Schwarzman positions one, two and five under 24 drivers.


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