‘There will 100 per cent be a Schumacher back in F1’: Lewis Hamilton backs legend’s son Mick to make the grade after F3 heroics
- Mick Schumacher won Formula Three recently with a 347-point lead
- Lewis Hamilton believes he will eventually become a success in Formula One
- Hamilton does not think Mick will be weighed down by his father’s reputation
Lewis Hamilton has backed Mick Schumacher to follow in his father’s footsteps and make the grade in Formula One after his heroics in Formula Three.
Schumacher Jnr, 19, secured his first junior series with an unbeatable 347-point lead at the weekend.
It means he has, if he wants it, a free pass into Formula One but a ‘super licence’ to race in Formula One but he is far more likely to take the next step up the ladder — Formula Two — before moving into the top category.
Lewis Hamilton backs Mick Schumacher to make a success of himself in Formula One
The son of the great Michael Schumacher (right) wrapped up the European title in Germany
Mercedes driver Hamilton – who can seal his fifth career title in Mexico this weekend – believes Schumacher is destined to repeat his famous father’s feats.
‘So there will 100 percent be a Schumacher back in Formula 1, partly because of the name, but secondly because he’s doing a great job,’ Hamilton said to formula1.com.
‘He’s obviously got a lot of talent as his Dad had, just like Keke and Nico (Rosberg), just like when Fernando has kids I’m sure an Alonso will be here again.
Hamilton said he has met Schumacher and does not believe that the pressure of his dad’s achievements will hold him back.
Young Mick with father Michael – Mick called Michael, who won German F3 title, his role model
‘He’s doing a really great job and he’s a really great kid as well,’ said Hamilton. ‘He’s been a part of our team a couple of weekends, I think it was last year, and he’s very attentive.
‘He’s got a great talent as his Dad had so I don’t think it will be a burden in my personal opinion. I think it could be great for the sport.’
Mick was 14 and skiing with his father on the French Alps when Michael suffered the life-changing head injuries that leave him stricken to this day at home in Switzerland.
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