Mick Schumacher: "It was emotional and fun"

By on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Mick Schumacher enjoyed his demonstration run ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his father’s first victory in Formula One. It was an emotional day for the 18-year-old Schumacher as well as for the Schumacher supporters all over the world, who got the chance to see Mick driving on of his father's old cars.

"It was great. It was a pleasure for me to be able to drive and it was emotional and fun and amazing", said Mick.

"There is a lot of history with it and I am happy that I was able to drive it.

“I never saw so many people in one spot in a race weekend — so that was really entertaining and fun.”

Michael Schumacher made his Formula One debut in 1991 at Spa-Francorchamps, the same track where he went on to score his first win one year later. Mick took over the wheel of a Benetton from 1994, the year his father won his first world title.

Even if the B194 is very different to what Mick currently drives in the European Formula 3 Championship, he said there was no hesitation in the decision of doing the run.

"When I heard the car would drive here, I was straight away on for it and just wanted to do it.

Speaking about his father's career and the idea of wearing a helmet featuring both his own and his father's colours, Mick added: "I guess it's just good to have both sides on," he said.

"We still have a big piece of history with it and to be able to put it on my helmet is another step.

"I always look back and it is just nice to see what he has reached and all his tricks and stuff."

Asked if the Schumacher name will be back in Formula One, Mick answered: "Hopefully".

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