Michael Schumachers son poised to follow fathers path with stunning Ferrari F1 move

Trailer for new Michael Schumacher documentary released

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Mick Schumacher only made his F1 debut at the start of the 2021 season earlier this year and is currently driving for the Haas team. The rising 22-year-old star impressed motor racing bosses during his two seasons in the Formula 2 Championship, winning three races and finishing on the podium on 11 occasions. F1 legend Michael Schumacher is regarded as one of the greatest motor racing drivers of all time, winning a record seven world titles.

He won five of those wearing the famous red of Ferrari in successive years between 2000 and 2004.

Now Ferrari’s boss has hinted Mick could be a leading candidate to drive for the team in time for the 2023 F1 season.

When asked during an interview with RTL/ntv whether Mick could be a candidate for Ferrari in around a year-and-a-half, Scuderia boss Mattia Binotto replied: “Could be.

“I think that should be his challenge.

“I think that he has clear goals and that [driving for Ferrari] is part of it.”

Mr Binotto insisted Mick has to continue to impress at Hass this season but revealed Ferrari are “watching him closely”.

He said: “Before we decide when he is ready for Ferrari, he has to finish this year without pressure, we don’t have to put any pressure on him, that would be wrong.

“We are watching him closely. We expect a lot from him.”

The Ferrari boss added: “In his sophomore year, Haas will probably be great for him because then he will have the opportunity to show how good he is in F1.

“We know he’s a good driver. So far he’s been doing well and we are very happy.”

Schumacher was a member of the Ferrari junior academy, so his close connections to the famous red team are already clear.

The Scuderia also equip the Haas and Alfa Romero teams with engines and other parts, so they have a large say in the allocation of the cockpit.

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Mick recently revealed the Michael Schumacher documentary on Netflix detailing the sporting icon’s illustrious career will be “very emotional for many people”.

Netflix dropped the official trailer on Wednesday, with the film set to be released on September 15.

It will feature interviews with Schumacher’s family, as well as F1 drivers and industry experts who discuss his successes both on and off the motor racing track.

It includes contributions from the likes of F1 driver Sebastian Vettel, who won five world titles with Schumacher’s former team Ferrari, Schumacher’s son Mick and footage of Schumacher’s family life.

Video footage of Schumacher racing, celebrating his record seven F1 World Championship wins and never before seen family clips also feature in the trailer.

Speaking ahead of the release of the documentary, Mick Schumacher described his feelings in taking part in the project.

Mick, who is racing in his first full F1 season for the Haas team, said: “I think that it is going to be a very emotional documentary for many people.

“Obviously, it has brought a lot of people into the sport but also I think a lot of people when they were growing up, they watched my dad.

“For me, it has been very emotional to see it but I think the best thing I can say is really for everybody to have a look at it and watch it and experience it for themselves.”

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