Born in 1999 and aged 18, Mick Schumacher began with karting in 2008, after which he made the switch to ADAC Formula 4 and the Italian F4 Championship. Describing his father as “my idol” and “my role model,” Mick had a go at trying Michael’s Spa-winning Benetton B194 racecar for a change.
Powered by a naturally aspirated Ford 3.5-liter V8 and tipping the scales at 515 kilograms (1,135 pounds), the B194 is a very different beast from the 2.0-liter engined Formula 3 open-seater Mick is accustomed to.
But for all that, Michael’s son demonstrated the car on the 7-kilometer long Spa like he owned the place. The comparison video, uploaded to YouTube by Formula 1, makes it easy to draw a conclusion about Mick’s talent.
“I am still smiling, what a feeling,” Mike commented in an Instagram post after one lap with the B194 Spec 5, looking thoroughly impressed by the single-seater’s performance. It’s a long way to the top for Schumacher’s son, but with perseverance and a hunger for improvement, Mick will make it to F1.
On that note, #KeepFightingMichael.
Ich kriege das Lächeln nicht weg, was für ein Gefühl M I am still smiling, what a feeling! @f1 #TeamMS #TeamMichael #KeepFighting
Beim Grand Prix von Spa 1992 hat mein Vater seinen ersten von 91 Formel-1-Siegen geholt. Zu Ehren dieses 25-jährigen Jubiläums werde ich am Sonntag vor dem Rennen dort mit dem Benetton B194-5 fahren, dem Auto seiner ersten WM-Saison. Klar, dass ich das machen wollte! Vielen Dank an die Motorworld Köln Rheinland, die das Auto zur Verfügung stellt! Fotos vom Check am 9. August. #TeamMS #TeamMichael #KeepFighting At the Grand Prix of Belgium 1992 my father secured his first of 91 Formula 1 victories. To celebrate this 25 year anniversary I will do a lap of honour this sunday in Spa prior to the race with the Benetton B194-5, the car of his first world championship season. No doubt I wanted to do that! A big thank you to Motorworld Köln Rheinland for giving us the car! Pics from the test drive on August 9 #TeamMS #TeamMichael #KeepFighting