Eight victories, 14 podiums and the F3 European title. This has been a good year for Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time F1 champion Michael, and Lewis Hamilton reckons it will only be a matter of time before the famous name makes a return to Formula 1…
Schumacher’s performance in his second F3 European campaign has been striking, with the 19-year-old German earning an FIA F1 Super Licence for his efforts, as well as praise from the likes of Mercedes chief Toto Wolff and former F1 driver Gerhard Berger among others.
Hamilton said Schumacher’s family name, combined with his on-track performance in the junior series means he will “100 percent” be in F1 in the future. “Michael is named the greatest driver of all time, he’s got the most titles,” said four-time world champion and current championship leader Hamilton.
“So there will 100 percent be a Schumacher back in Formula 1, partly because of the name, but secondly because he’s doing a great job.
“He’s obviously got a lot of talent as his Dad had, just like Keke and Nico (Rosberg), just like when Fernando has kids I’m sure an Alonso will be here again."