Mick Schumacher is making his Formula 1 debut with Haas this season, and all eyes are on the German legend’s son. The young driver proved his race craft and driving skills by winning the Formula 2 championship last season. Toto Wolff recently stated that the new Haas driver has the potential to become a future world champion.
The Austrian has full confidence in the German. However, he clarified that it is important to not burden the young driver with a lot of pressure. Wolff believes that with the right environment, he can be a definite championship contender.
“He has the talent and the intelligence to get to the top, win a few races and even compete for the title one day. But it needs time, like all young people. In Haas he can find the ideal environment to grow and learn, that’s all he needed in the first year of F1,”
said the Mercedes boss.
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Wolff lauds Mick Schumacher for his self-awareness
Mick Schumacher comes to Formula 1 on the back of the sport’s biggest legacy. His father is a seven-time world champion and one of the most successful F1 drivers. The German has been feeling the pressure to perform for a long time, and Formula 1 will not be any different.
“I know he has a lot of confidence in his means, but he is not one who lulls himself into it too much. He knows his strengths, his limitations and above all how to exploit the former and file the latter,” he said.
It is essential for Haas to create the right environment to help Mick realize his potential. He has done very well in F3 and F2, and he may very well prove himself in F1 too.
The German’s primary goal will be to use his time in Haas and sign with a better team and eventually compete for the world title. Do you believe Mick has the potential to become the future world champion?