Ex-Formula 1 driver, JJ Lehto, thinks Mick Schumacher needs to “improve a lot” before he climbs up to Formula 1 level.
Mick Schumacher will complete his first season in Formula 2 at the upcoming Abu Grand Prix weekend in a campaign which saw him clinch his first victory in Hungary and also join the Ferrari Driver Academy.
But, while Mick tries to follow in his father’s very large footsteps, Lehto thinks that improvement in Formula 2 is needed next year if Formula 1 teams are to take a big interest in him once again.
“There have been a lot of ups and down this season and it’s for this reason speculation about Mick moving to F1 has stopped,” JJ Lehto told Italy’s Motorionline.
“Mick needs a very good season in F2 to rekindle the enthusiasm from other teams.
“The kid has talent but he needs to improve a lot before moving to F1. Obviously the name helps but you need to win titles if you want to go and compete in the Formula 1.”
Schumacher currently occupies P12 in the Formula 2 World Championship standings with 51 points to his name.