Ferrari had somewhat of a difficult time in Germany this past weekend, but one of the highlights was definitely Mick Schumacher driving his father’s 2004 Formula 1 race car around Hockenheim.
Schumacher, competing in Formula 2 this year, is the son of seven-time world champion, Michael Schumacher. Though the legend retired from Ferrari at the end of 2006, he and his family still kept close ties with the fabled Italian team. The young Schumacher is tipped for a seat at Ferrari in the future and has already conducted several tests for the F1 team.
At the 2019 German GP Mick had the chance to drive his father’s 2004 race car in front of his home crowd and, as expected, was it an overly emotional experience for the young man.
During his time in F1, Michael Schumacher won 91 races, took pole position 68 times, set the fastest lap in 77 of the 307 races he competed in, and won the title more than any other driver in the sport’s rich history: seven times.