Sainz feels for Mick Schumacher due to media pressure

22-04-2019 11:22
by Bobby Vincent
Sainz feels for Mick Schumacher due to media pressure

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz Jr. says he can sympathise with Mick Schumacher due to the crazy amount of media attention he'll be receiving due to his famous father, seven-time world champion, Michael Schumacher.

Schumacher signed for Ferrari to be a student in its famous Academy before Christmas and made his F1 test debut for the Maranello team during the in-season tests in Bahrain a few weeks ago.

Sainz was once in a similar position to the German - being the son of a two-time world rally champion - Carlos Sainz Sr. So, the Spaniard is in a position to be able to sympathise with Schumacher.

"Especially when I was a kid, when I was go-karting, I felt that a lot of people were looking at me and at my results and the way I was going," Sainz said to

"A lot of kids and racing drivers were focusing a bit on me because being the son of (Sainz). But it's something that I got used to, although at the time it was tough. Then I just tried to take the positives from it and having a double world champion as a father I think it only made me a better driver today.

"I think (Mick) is getting a lot of attention these last few weeks because of the F1 test and that's why I feel for him. But sometimes media attention is also not bad. I think he's in a good place right now."

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