Mick Schumacher Profile
Mick Schumacher is a German Formula 1 driver, born in Vufflens-le-Chateau, Switzerland on 22 March 1999.
The first significant steps in the journey that culminated in him gaining an F1 seat with Haas for the 2021 season came in 2019 when he became a member of Ferrari's Driver Academy and the Formula 2 grid after winning the Formula 3 European Championship the previous year.
While his first season in F2 wasn't particularly successful, he found his feet in the category the following season and ultimately, finished on the podium 10 times, won two races and the World Championship in 2020.
As a member of the Ferrari academy with an F2 title to his name, he was widely expected to be given a seat on the F1 grid for 2021, and, while it initially looked as if he'd join Alfa Romeo, at the start of December in 2020, it was announced that he had signed a multi-year contract with Haas.
He is the third in his family to become a Formula 1 driver after his father, seven-time World Champion Michael, and his uncle, Ralf.
A huge amount of attention and expectation comes with bearing such a surname, which is why, in the early days of his career, he competed as Mick Betsch, using his mother's maiden name.
By the time he turned 15 though, he had started using the Schumacher name and today says that he doesn't feel any added pressure doing so.
Mick Schumacher Career
Schumacher's first experience driving a modern-day Formula 1 car came in April 2019 as he drove for Ferrari on the first day of in-season testing in Bahrain. The German impressed, making no errors in tricky conditions, completing the fifth most laps and setting the second-fastest time of the day, behind only Max Verstappen.
The following day, he drove for Alfa Romeo and again looked good, finishing in P6 and completing 70 laps. His fastest time was quicker than Antonio Giovanizzi's qualifying lap at the same track that season.
He was supposed to drive for the team again in FP1 of the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, making his F1 race weekend debut. However, due to conditions, the session was cancelled and he was unable to do so.
He did finally get the chance to drive in an in-season session in the final race of the year at Abu Dhabi as he filled in for Kevin Magnussen at Haas in FP1. In the 90-minute session, he completed 23 laps, with his quickest a time of 1:41.235.
At that point, it had already been announced that he would be joining the American team for the 2021 campaign, partnering fellow rookie Nikita Mazepin with Magnussen and Romain Grosjean making way.
He signed a multi-year contract and will be there until the end of 2022 at the least. After that, he'll be hoping for a seat at Ferrari, which Mattia Binotto has stated will most likely happen at some point in the future.
Mick Schumacher Before F1
Schumacher started his motorsport career in karting at the age of nine and stayed there for six years. While he didn't win any major titles in that period, he did finish in the top three of the German Junior Kart Championship twice and also claimed P2 in the European and World Championships in 2014.
At the end of that year, he was given the chance to test drive a Jenzer Motorsport Formula 4 car, and soon afterwards he was handed a full-time drive in the ADAC F4 series for the 2015 season with Van Amersfoort Racing.
After winning a race and claiming two further podiums that year, he was signed by Prema for the 2016 season, and it was a move that proved to be the start of his rise to the top.
Competing in the ADAC and Italian F4 Championships, he won a total of 10 races over the course of the year and finished as runner-up in both standings. Impressed by his performances, Prema opted to give him a Formula 3 seat for 2017.
He struggled in his first season, failing to win a race and finishing on the podium just once, ended the year in P12. In his second year though, he excelled winning his first-ever World Championship thanks to a stunning run of form which saw him take five victories and finish P2 three times in the final nine races.
He was rewarded not only with a title but also with a Formula 2 seat with the team for 2019. Like in F3, he wasn't hugely successful in his rookie season. While there were glimpses of his talent, such as his win in Hungary, he failed to provide them on a regular basis and again finished the season down in P12.
There were question marks over his ability following this, but they had gone away by the end of 2020. That year, he won the F2 Championship, taking two victories and eight podiums.
Becoming the F2 champion meant that he wouldn't be able to drive in the category again, but there was no cause for concern as Haas quickly signed him up for the 2021 Formula 1 season.
Mick Schumacher Net Worth
Given 2021 will be his first season as a Formula 1 driver, little is known about his net worth, and what is salary was with Prema in the feeder categories.
However, with endorsements and sponsorships from the likes of Ferrari, Under Armour and Richard Mille, and his father earning a huge amount of money during his career - around $800million - there's little doubt that, before even driving in an F1 race, he's already rather well off.
Mick Schumacher Family
The Schumacher family needs no introduction.
His father, Michael, is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the sport, winning 1 races and seven World Championships, tallies only matched by Sir Lewis Hamilton.
In December 2013, Mick and Michael were skiing when the latter fell and suffered serious brain damage. He is alive and conscious, but little else is known about his condition today.
His wife, and Mick's mother, is Corinna, an animal rights activist and professional horse rider who won a European Championship in 2010.
As well as Mick, the couple have one daughter, Gina, who shares her mother's passion for horse riding.
Uncle to Mick is another former F1 driver, Ralf Schumacher. While he never reached the heights of his brother, he enjoyed a successful career in the sport himself, competing in 182 races, winning six of them and getting 27 further podiums.
Ralf's son and Mick's cousin is David Schumacher, who currently drives in Formula 3 and has hopes of making it to the F1 grid himself.