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Mick Schumacher

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  1. william

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    I couldn't agree more. His season in F2 has certainly not be spectacular, but some already see him driving a F1 Ferrari.
    I think it"s far too early in his career to speculate, one way and the other, if he will ever reach that.
    Talking about a drive at Ferrari will simply unfairly bring the spotlight on his progression and put more pressure on him.
     
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  2. tifosi12

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    It's the MS halo.

    He might have it one day, but certainly not now. And time is ticking.

    Maybe Ferrari should hire the son of Ralf? :)
     
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  3. ago car nut

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    Michael Schumacher's success was in a different era! When you could test and improve the car week by week! Today's unpopular rules with limited testing and grid penalties, plus tire and pit strategy and safety cars. It would be difficult for a dedicated development driver to have the same results!
     
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  4. william

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    Today's F1 drivers have to adapt to the new environment.
    The very best overcome restricted testing.
     
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    MS was fast when he sat in his first F1 during the Jordan tests at Silverstone. Had nothing to do with being a development driver. He was fast out of the box.
     
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    I will surely agree with you on this. He took the Ferrari and made a dominant car with help from good people! He also changed the way drivers physically trained. MS would jump out his car after a grueling race full of energy. Some other would be near collapse. IMHO He was, and still is one of the best ever! Yes, he is my favorite!
     
  7. tifosi12

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    After a rather disappointing season Mick will have a new team mate for next year: A Russian ace and the new measuring stick for him. If he can't beat his team mate the dream is over. We'll see.
     
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    Mick seems like a nice young guy but I see no signs of his father. Much as JFK Jr was never even close to his father.
     
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  9. william

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    Not every son wants to follow his father and take on his mantle.
    And among those who try, not many succeed.
     
  10. tifosi12

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    I believe a case could be made that more often than not the sons of F1 greats don't live up to their father's legacy. Hill and Villeneuve are the exceptions for all the failed Laudas, Prosts, Schumachers, etc
     
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  11. DeSoto

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    And even Hill and Villeneuve Jr. did not achieve the legendary status of their fathers.

    I guess that many of those sons got into motorsport just by inertia and later went up the ladder more than they should helped by his name. In the best of the scenarios, that the guy is good, etc... statitically speaking it must be difficult that success appears twice in the same family. Same goes for brothers.
     
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    Technically Jacques outdid his father. I know many don't see it that way, but to me he was clearly a refined version of his father: Incredibly fast but with a more level head on top. WDC and Indycar champion don't happen by chance. Oh, and he is still alive. Minor detail.

    Now for the can of worms that the Andretti's are...
     
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    It will be interesting to see how Prema F2 will manage their drivers next year: Mick Schumacher future team mate, the russian Robert Shwartzman, will be a rookie but is very talented. If Mick gets beaten by a rookie, than it will be very difficult to make a case for him to move to Ferrari.
     
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    My thoughts from post #457.

    First you must beat your team mate.
     
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    The Unser brothers, Al and Bobby didn't do bad, both of them.
     
  16. william

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    I rate Jacques Villeneuve higher than his father Gilles.
     
  17. tifosi12

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    I'm pretty sure you and I are in a minority on here.
     
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  18. DeSoto

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    Neither the Rodríguez, the short time they lived. The Schumachers and the Fittipaldis were not bad either.

    But, did you know that Jim Clark, Alboreto, Villeneuve senior and Jackie Stewart had brothers that also raced? I know the fact but can´t even remember their first names, apart from Jacques Villeneuve (the other Jacques Villeneuve´s uncle).
     
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  19. DeSoto

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    I knew that this was controversial, so I talked about "legendary status", not success.

    About Damon Hill, well, I think the consensus is bigger.
     
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  20. jpalmito

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    Formula one world champion , indycar champ and very close to win his very first formula one race ( Melbourne 1996 )
    Numbers don't lie
     
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  21. william

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    #471 william, Dec 10, 2019
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    Jim Clark didn't have a brother; he was the only boy.
    Being the only son to take over the farm, his parents were reluctant to let him drive.

    I think Jackie Stewart's brother was called James, or Jimmy. He raced for Ecurie Ecosse and had to quit after being injured in a bad crash.
    Jackie met parental disapproval for that reason when he decided to race professionally.
     
  22. tifosi12

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    Nitpicking comment: The third Schumacher brother did not well. Apparently he tried racing at some point, but it went nowhere.
     
  23. DeSoto

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    I didn´t even know that there was a third Schumacher.
     
  24. tifosi12

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    Things you learn on FChat. :)

    I believe he is a half brother from a different marriage.
     
  25. SimCity3

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    Mick Schumacher is yet to compete in F1. Give the kid a break eh ;)

    Verstappen Jnr is one of the exceptions to outshine his father.
     

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