Haas driver Mick Schumacher has stated that he is desperate to speak with his father and seven-time champion Michael about his career in F1.
Netflix have released a documentary on legendary driver Michael Schumacher titled ‘Schumacher’ speaking of his journey from karting to the present day, with his wife Corinna providing a rare and deep insight into his current condition.
Michael’s son Mick, has remained understandably quiet when it comes to his father’s health during the junior series and the first year of his own F1 journey.
However, the 22-year-old spoke out in an emotional manner, saying “I think dad and me, we would understand each other in a different way now.”
“Simply because we speak a similar language – the language of motorsport.”
Ever since the start of the Belgian Grand Prix this year, Mick has worn a special tribute helmet to Michael, with the design being similar to the one his father had on his own debut.
Mick added: “We would have had much more to talk about and that is where my head is most of the time, thinking that would be so cool.”
“That would be it. I would give up everything just for that. Yes.”
Michael suffered a devastating and severe brain injury in a skiing accident in 2013, that resulted in him being put in a medically induced coma, and since then he has shown signs of recovery, with medical staff even recently reporting that he is conscious.
Ever since graduating from karts to open-wheel racing 2015, Mick Schumacher has been unable to speak about the moments in his career with his father, something that has dealt him a great deal of pain.
“Since the accident, of course, these experiences, these moments that I believe many people have with their parents are no longer present, or to a lesser extent,” he added.
“In my view, that is a little unfair.”
Mick has frequently referred to his father as his hero, even previously saying that he chose 47 as his race number to signify ‘for seven’, a reference to the fact that he is driving for his father and his legacy of winning seven championships.
The Netflix documentary showcases plenty of unseen footage from Schumacher’s career, along with plenty of previously unreleased family clips that show the family all together.
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