FIA president Jean Todt has urged people to leave Mick Schumacher in peace as he continues his racing career.
This year, the German will compete in the FIA Formula 2 championship with Prema, following on from his title success in the European Formula 3 championship last year.
Schumacher signed onto the Ferrari Driver Academy during the winter break, and could test for Alfa Romeo during the upcoming season.
Todt, who won five F1 world championships with Mick's father Michael, described Mick as “a simple, honest, loyal, good boy”, but has encouraged people to not to apply unnecessary pressure on him.
“He’s not yet spoiled by this world, and you get easily spoiled,” Todt said. “I am very happy for Mick Schumacher,” said Todt. “I’ve known him since a baby, I love him, he’s a great character. And we must leave him in peace.
“He’s demonstrating to be a very talented driver. On top of that he’s a very nice boy, very humble, very well-educated. So I will follow him very closely as I’ve always been doing.”