Mick Schumacher declares father Michael as his idol

Mick Schumacher has broken his long public silence concerning his father and has admitted that the F1 legend is his idol. Schumacher, who just turned 18, is stepping up to the highly competitive European F3 series this season, which is widely regarded as a potential final step before F1.

Mick Schimacher

“My idol is my dad,” he said in an interview for the German broadcaster RTL. “Simply because he is the best. He is my role model.”

And Schumacher said his goal is to emulate what his father – seven time world champion Michael Schumacher – achieved.

My goal is to become Formula One world champion,” he said.

The younger Schumacher is already working as a brand ambassador for Mercedes, but he also has an open invitation to join Ferrari’s young driver program.

“I’m doing it my way for the moment,” he said. “What the future brings, we’ll see.