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Mick Schumacher is on his way to follow in his dad’s footsteps, says Michael’s longtime mentor Ross Brawn

‘Mick will definitely be on the F1 grid soon’: Schumacher on his way to follow in his dad’s footsteps, says Michael’s longtime mentor Ross Brawn

  • The 21-year-old German leads the Formula 2 championship in his second year
  • He is about to be promoted next year with a seat at Alfa Romeo or Haas
  • Schumacher drove his father’s title-winning Ferrari F2004 in Mugello on Sunday

Mick Schumacher has been tipped by former Ferrari chief Ross Brawn to be an F1 star, just like his famous father Michael.

The 21-year-old German is leading the Formula 2 Championship in his second year at the reserve level of the sport.

And Schumacher is about to be promoted to F1 next year with a seat at Alfa Romeo or Haas.

Mick Schumacher leads the Formula 2 Championship in his second year at the second level

Mick Schumacher leads the Formula 2 Championship in his second year at the second level

And Brawn, who worked closely with Michael Schumacher when he won his seven world titles at Benetton and Ferrari, believes Mick will be on the F1 grid soon.

Brawn wrote in his F1 column: ‘It was great to see a car close to my heart – the Ferrari F2004 – getting another outing in the hands of Mick Schumacher on Sunday.

Michael was a force of nature in that car and won his seventh world title, and it looks like Mick really enjoyed his last demonstration run in it.

Mick himself is currently driving very well in Formula 2 and is leading the championship after another solid weekend in Mugello.

Schumacher took to the Mugello circuit on Sunday in his father's title-winning Ferrari F2004

Schumacher took to the Mugello circuit on Sunday in his father's title-winning Ferrari F2004

Schumacher took to the Mugello circuit on Sunday in his father’s title-winning Ferrari F2004

‘Keep it up and he will definitely be on the F1 grid soon.’

Schumacher took to the Mugello circuit in his father’s title-winning Ferrari F2004 for a special screening ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix.

The all-out car won 12 of the first 13 races en route to senior Schumacher, who turned out to be the last of his five Formula 1 world titles at Ferrari.

Schumacher senior won the last of his five world titles in Formula 1 with Ferrari in 2004

Schumacher told the F2 website: ‘Obviously driving the Ferrari F2004 on Sunday was a very special moment for me.

He added: ‘The sound, the downforce, the controls – it’s just great.

‘It was very special for everyone involved, I think also for the mechanics who worked on this car 16 years ago with my father. A great moment for me and I am very grateful that I got this opportunity from Ferrari. ”

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