Being the son of one of the greatest legends in the entire history of Formula 1 must be something very complicated to cope with, because all the press and fans pay attention to each and every one of the actions you carry out. This is what happens to Mick Schumacher, who follows the legacy of the family name that won seven world titles between the 1990s and 2000s with Benetton and Ferrari.
The German was at the Fiorano circuit with RM Sotheby’s, a luxury car sales company, to promote the auction of the Ferrari F2003-GA with which Michael won five victories [Spain, Austria, Canada, Italy and the United States ], a beast of almost 950 horsepower that was provided by a V10 engine capable of reaching 19,000 revolutions per minute.
In a video posted on the Canadian company’s YouTube channel, Mick Schumacher opened up about his father’s time of dominance in Formula 1 with Ferrari and, after testing the car, explained the main differences with a single-seater current.
“It’s obviously impressive to be able to drive this car, not just the chassis, but the car overall. It’s one of the most successful that’s ever been, and it takes you right into driving in 2002, 2003 and 2004,” he said. young german. “It’s always a pleasure for me and, shall we say, my love of the sport to be able to drive this car.”
“It’s light, it’s very manageable under braking and slowing down. It’s just a joy to drive if you’ve got a screaming V10 on your back and it’s a lot of fun, but it also has a sad part, that you can only drive here [at the circuit]. de Fiorano], because I would love to take it to a bigger track,” the Haas driver continued.
At the time when his father struck fear on the Grand Circus tracks by his sheer power, it was not uncommon to see Mick Schumacher in the paddock, albeit at a young age, leaving a bad taste in his mouth for not remembering as many things as you want.
“I don’t remember much to be honest, just some things that I see now and I would have liked to remember them more, because I think it was the peak of our sport, and that’s when the cars sounded louder and drove better,” he said. “Also, the rivalries were exceptional, and I would have liked to have competed in that era.”
“These cars belong on the circuits, not in museums to see them. They have to be driven and now this one is almost 20 years old, but it drives like it did on day one, and you have to be careful with it,” said the German.
In addition, he gave a few brief explanations about how he should put himself at the controls of the Ferrari from almost two decades ago: “I must be soft and realize that she is an old lady who must be treated with care, take it easy and enjoy the trip”.
“The main difference is the weight, you’re impressed by the feeling of how fast they are in the low speed corners. Not so much in the higher speed corners, but even there they feel good, plus the aerodynamics were impressive at the time. “, he continued. “It’s very different, but they have some similar things that can be used to stabilize the car. Before you had traction control and all that, but in the end the driver was the one who made the difference, and that was the good thing about those times.
“I love the sound of this car, and it’s been really good to hear it back on the track compared to the turbo era, but that’s where we’re going right now. In my mind I’m still hopeful that we can come back.” to the V10 one day”, said the pilot who will leave the Prancing Horse academy at the end of the season.
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