(Motorsport-Whole.com) – Ross Brawn is convinced that Mick Schumacher has the necessary abilities to assert himself in Formula 1: “I am optimistic because he has the quality and he has the ability” says the long-time companion of father Michael (at Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes) in a interview with the ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’ .
Brawn had already won two World Championship titles in Formula 1 with Michael Schumacher when Mick 1999 was born and was able to see both Schumacher children grow up. “You could see the ambition in both of them,” he says, referring to Mick’s beginnings in tear-karting and Gina-Maria’s success in reining, a discipline of western riding.
“It was fascinating, Watching Mick grow up, and his past two seasons have been very promising, “says Brawn. “We don’t know how he will do in Formula 1. But he is incredibly mature for his age and very balanced.”
“There is of course a lot of pressure on him, no doubt about it . But so far he has coped with it intestine. Nico Rosberg has also made it. With a world champion father like Michael, the legacy is even heavier. But I keep my fingers crossed for him. “
Actually would have Schumacher jun. most recently the Friday practice for Alfa Romeo as part of the Nürburgring race weekend. But that fell flat due to the weather. Unlike his Ferrari colleagues Callum Ilott and Robert Schwarzman, he has not yet been assigned to a crew for the Young Driver test in Abu Dhabi. Probably it will be Haas.
The US regrets Schumacher more (“a shame”) that he could not drive at the Nürburgring: “I would have loved to drive. Nevertheless, it was very difficult interesting for me. I got the likelihood to look into a crew, into the meetings, to what extent a driver has to prepare for the weekend. “
” And all the media work, “he says in a video interview that was published on Wednesday, among other things, on the YouTube channels of Motorsport-Whole.com and Formel1.de was published. “I think that COVID was of course a little different than usual, but it was still very interesting for me to see, also compared to Formula 2.”