Schumi Jr: F2 campaign and hopefully F1 soon

Michelle Foster

Mick Schumacher is eager for the F2 season to begin as he looks to put his name on the list for a 2021 Formula 1 promotion.

The son of seven-time Formula 1 World Champion, Michael Schumacher, the interest in Schumacher is only equivalent to the pressure on the 21-year-old’s shoulders.

This year he will contest his second season in Formula 2 having finished 12th in 2019.

Schumacher bagged only one top three result in his first campaign racing with Prema Racing but it was a memorable one with the German winning the Hungarian sprint race from reverse-grid pole position.

He was also signed to Ferrari’s Driver Academy and remains part of the Scuderia’s future programme for 2020.

Schumacher is hoping that, together with a successful F2 campaign, could see him promoted to Formula 1 in 2021 with some rumours claiming he could be in line for an Alfa Romeo seat.

But in order for that to happen, the F2 season needs to begin.

He told F1-Insider: “Hopefully soon, but it’s a long and difficult process to get there.

“We have to wait and see how this season goes.

“Hopefully well, then maybe we could be in Formula One soon.”

Schumacher was preparing for the start of the Formula 2 season, which was scheduled to get underway in Bahrain in March, only for that race weekend to be postponed.

It now looks as if F2 may have to wait until July’s Austria GP to see its first green flag.

“Of course it was a shock at first, but it was the right decision,” Schumacher said.

“This has taken on dimensions that we all could not have foreseen. So it was definitely the right decision.

“We all have to try to keep ourselves busy at home now.”

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