MICK SCHUMACHER has hailed his dad Michael as the greatest of all time and admitted he’s OK with comparisons between the pair.
The 21-year-old is gearing up to follow in his father’s footsteps and make his Formula 1 debut next year.
Mick Schumacher is set to make his F1 debut next year
The German claimed his seven-time world champion father Michael is the nbest driverCredit: Getty – Contributor
Mick’s dad Michael is a seven-time world champion – tied with Lewis Hamilton who also beat his legendary 91-race win record.
Yet the German claimed his old man remains the best after insisting that he understands the constant comparisons with the 51-year-old.
He told Bild: “I’m OK with that; all the questions and comparisons with my father do not bother me.
“For me, he is the all-time best in this sport, to which he has given his all. I don’t see why I should disregard that.”
For me, he is the all-time best in this sport, to which he has given his all
Mick Schumacher on dad Michael
The Formula 1 season is set to start again in March and Mick, due to make his debut for Haas, admitted it will be a special moment for his family.
The Formula 2 champion added: “It will generally be a very special moment.”
It “will certainly be a very moving moment, but I want to stay focused on my objectives, my races and the work with the team.”
Schumacher Jr will partner fellow rookie Nikita Mazepin, the son of a Russian billionaire, who was confirmed at the start of the month.
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Schumacher Sr suffered a severe head trauma in a skiing accident in 2013.
The legendary German driver is thought to be continuing his recovery at a luxury villa in Majorca but his close friend and ex-Ferrari chief Jean Todt suggested the 51-year-old may be conscious.
And SunSport recently revealed the expertise he passed on to his son Mick before his accident continues to be helpful.