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F1 still too far away for Mick Schumacher - manager

  • Published on 13 Apr 2016 12:09
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Mick Schumacher's manager has played down any talk the 17-year-old might soon be ready for formula one. Mick, the son of the F1 legend and seven time world champion Michael, kicked off a busy schedule in Formula 4 this year with two wins last weekend.

The German made his single-seater debut last year but Sabine Kehm, who doubles as Michael and Mick's manager, opted against pushing the youngster into F3 this year. "He is now a year older, has more experience, is focused and has become stronger mentally," she is quoted by the German newsmagazine Focus. "Therefore, we believe it is a good thing for him to do another year of Formula 4."

Last year, Max Verstappen famously made his F1 debut as a 17-year-old, stepping straight out of European F3 - surely Schumacher's next move - to grand prix stardom. But Kehm said of Mick Schumacher: "Formula one is, of course, somewhere far away, for all of these (Formula 4) guys. It is not an issue that plays a role in our everyday work and thinking. It is still too far away for that," she insisted. (GMM)

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  • khasmir

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    Ready or not, he can't come in just yet. It's a pointless debate since the rules don't allow it anymore.

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    • Apr 13 2016 - 18:37

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