The Formula One community witnessed a surreal moment last month when the son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher stepped into a car in the sport for the very first time.
It had been widely speculated for years whether Mick Schumacher would end up in F1, following in his father's footsteps, and that finally came to fruition earlier this season.
He took part in Bahrain testing and impressed in the Ferrari, the team that enjoyed so much success with his father at the wheel.
It has now been revealed, though, by Michael Schumacher’s former manager Willi Weber that the F1 great wanted to lead his son into the sport.
He said, as per The Mirror: “Michael was anxious to get the boy into F1 and manage him the way I used to manage him, that would have been the end result from the whole story, he would have loved that.
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“Michael knows everything, which teams he has to speak with, he knows how it all works, because he made all the experiences himself. That was his endeavour.”
Michael’s dreams were shattered, though, following his tragic skiing accident in the French Alps in 2013 that left him in a coma.
The latest update on arguably the sport’s greatest ever driver is that he is still receiving constant medical care and that he has been spotted in his luxury home in Spain as well his home in Geneva in which he has been kept for the majority of his time since the fatal accident.
Weber also spoke in depth about the pressures on Mick and the widespread belief that he should follow in his father’s footsteps.
He claimed: “Mick has a heavy burden to bear with this dad, who always compares him to Michael and says, 'He's called Schumacher, he has to do the same thing as his father.' This is of course a huge burden for the boy.
"If Michael could still stand by his side, it would all have a different symbolism, but now, in the eyes of humans, Mick is essentially representing his father, that's the problem.
“Everyone compares him and everyone says he has to get the same results."
Schumacher Jr currently competes in Formula 2 and has had plenty of success in the version of motorsport. It’s surely a case of sooner rather than later that we will see the Schumacher name competing in F1 again.News Now - Sport News