Schumi Jr admits F1 isn’t ‘realistic’ option yet

Michelle Foster
Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher faces the media

Although his goal is to race in Formula 1, Mick Schumacher concedes it is not a “realistic” option – at least not yet.

Entering Formula 2 in 2019, Schumacher stepped into the spotlight vacated by his father, seven-time World Champion Michael.

With many fans wishing for the Schumacher to return to Formula 1, the pressure is firmly on the youngster’s shoulders.

The German, though, has shown no signs of buckling.

Winning this year’s sprint race at the Hungarian GP, his first victory in Formula 2, he has been linked to a step up to Formula 1.

However, Schumacher, a member of Ferrari’s young driver academy, acknowledges that won’t happen for 2020.

“If I get the chance, I’ll grab it with both hands,” GPBlog reports him as having said at the SportpresseBall.

“Unfortunately, it is not yet realistic to think about it now.”

Instead he is expected to remain with Prema for a second season in F2 with the 20-year-old saying his Hungarian wins is a welcome confidence boost ahead of his second season.

“This gives me the strength to hopefully win more victories and titles in the coming years,” he said.

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