How Mick Schumacher is making his own F1 name
Mick Schumacher carries one of motorsport's most famous names at the back of the grid with Haas. But his junior titles have proved he deserves his place in Formula 1 – most crucially to the man himself, who is starting to show signs of forging his own way in motorsport's highest profile category
The upcoming Belgian Grand Prix is going to be very special for several Formula 1 drivers.
Alpine’s Esteban Ocon will enter the paddock as a grand prix winner for the first time, while Lewis Hamilton will again arrive at a race track on the precipice of a remarkable statistical milestone, his 100th F1 win beckoning. The Mercedes driver’s title rival, Max Verstappen, meanwhile, will be starting a run on familiar ground where he can expect huge local support.
But there’s one driver who won’t be returning from the summer break reflecting on victories past or those still to be claimed. The race at Spa means something very different to Mick Schumacher.
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