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Mick Schumacher might jumps up from European F3 to F1

Schumacher is about to clinch his F3 world championship title this weekend, what's next for him? and what Lance Stroll, Arrivabene and Brawn have said about his future...

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Mick Schumacher might jumps up from European F3 to F1
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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.

"It opens doors, but you still have to prove what you can do," said Schumacher, who has taken control of the drivers' championships with five wins in a row.
Mick Schumacher: “I’m really happy with my season so far and particularly with the second half. That was the period of time when the hard work that was begun far before the season paid off. It goes without saying that we now will try as hard as we can to tie in with our performances in the previous race meetings. Although we are going to contest the season finale and my chances of winning the title look bright I will focus just on the forthcoming race before making the next step. Everything else will follow automatically.”
More podium places this weekend would lead young Schumacher his first major title and a new opportunity would come up snatch it, especially in F1.
Stroll said when he was asked about Schumacher's future in racing: “I don’t think there’s a right or wrong. Some drivers get a chance to get into Formula 1 and you have to go for it. Other drivers are in different situations. It’s very dependent from driver to driver, everyone has their own unique situation.”
“I drove the old car a lot but the step to the new regulations [meant] the new car was, compared to their 2014 car, seven seconds faster,” he said.
As he explains to RaceFans, it seemed hard for someone who jumps up from F3 to F1 to set up the car and adjusting it to a degradation tire.“The power you get used to quickly, it’s really how to optimize the car. The tires also."
On the other hand, Ferrari's F1 team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has opened the door for Schumacher to join the team in the future but said that he wouldn't want to put any pressure on the 19-year-old.

"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.

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