Mick Schumacher not sure he’s ready for F1 as Vettel smashes his fastest lap for Ferrari in testing

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MICK SCHUMACHER admits he is still not sure he will chase a seat in Formula One next year despite his impressive Ferrari test.

Schumacher, 20, recorded the second fastest time on the first day of the in-season testing in Bahrain as he took his seat in the Ferrari for the first time.

Mick Schumacher impressed in testing with Ferrari and Alfa-Romeo but is still not sure he is ready for F1
Mick Schumacher impressed in testing with Ferrari and Alfa-Romeo but is still not sure he is ready for F1
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But after Sebastian Vettel powered his car to the quickest time on day two, the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher said he may wait longer than 2020 to step up to the top level.

Mick said: “Obviously it’s my first year in F2, we’ll see how it goes.

“I want to arrive into F1 being a complete racing driver, being as prepared as possible. “I think time will tell if that’s next year, if that’s the years to follow, really.

“So, I’m taking it one step at a time.”

“The [braking] limit is further and further into the corner.

SO COMPLEX

“I was feeling like I could even brake at the 50-metre board at Turn 1, but obviously that’s not possible.

“I was trying every run to go later and later, and it always went later. That’s why I say there’s a margin.”

He added: “F1 is so complex, there’s so many ways to see and learn about the car.

“To speak with Ferrari and try to take the information for myself really did help.

“I learned so much that I can use in F2 as well, I’ll use every single bit of it.”


Max Verstappen’s Red Bull went quickest in Tuesday testing but that time was beaten comprehensively by Vettel on Wednesday.

Schumacher switched into the seat of the Alfa-Romeo which he found harder to drive, but the signs are there he can thrive in F1.

Williams driver George Russell got the chance to drive a Mercedes, and promptly went third fastest on the day.

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