The 19-year-old son of seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher is about to clinch the European F3 title with Prema this weekend; Mick, who has dreamed of participating in Formula One World Championship, is hoping someday to become a legend like his father, Michael.
Schumacher leads the junior F3 drivers' championship after 9 rounds of 10, leading with 329 points, 49 points ahead of second-placed British racer Dan Ticktum. The junior Schumacher won two of the three races at this past weekend's races at the Red Bull Ring, Austria, Schumacher is ready for the final three races this weekend at the Hockenheim circuit, near Heidelberg. However, Mick has done an extraordinary job in the junior races as he's in the footsteps of his father who scored his first Formula One victory at a spa in Belgium in 1992. A very successful project.
As the young boy's eyes on to grab F1's super license, it's not impossible anyway as Lance Stroll who won the championship with Prema two years ago before graduating straight to F1 is a good example to look forward to. The Canadian believes Schumacher could do the same.
"The most important thing is to let him grow, without giving pressure. The recent results are very, very good, and I wish him a great career. With a name like this, that wrote historical pages of Ferrari history, the door of Maranello is always open, of course. But without burning the step.
"That is a family decision, I mean a Schumacher family decision. But let the guys have fun. I always repeat this: Be focused, concentrated, but in the meantime have fun, and grow slowly but certainly, and then we'll see about the future. How can you say 'no' at Maranello to a name like this?" said Arrivabene.
But, F1 motorsport managing director Ross Brawn, who worked with Schumacher during his title-winning years at Ferrari, and when he was back to F1 after his retirement with Mercedes back in 2010 said last week to move to F2 would be the next “logical step” for Schumacher’s son.
The final round of the Formula 3 European Championship is at Schumacher's home race track is today.