Mick Schumacher celebrates his 22nd birthday: What to expect from the Haas rookie

22-03-2021 08:00
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Mick Schumacher celebrates his 22nd birthday: What to expect from the Haas rookie

Today, Haas' rookie Mick Schumacher celebrate's his 22nd birthday, just days before he will take his seat in the American car for the first time in his career. Son of the racing legend Michael Schumacher , he will be looking to make his mark for Haas this season paired alongside fellow rookie Nikita Mazepin. He'll no doubt be hoping for a strong result on Easter Sunday when the first race of the season takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit .

What can we expect from the rookie?

Formula 2 and 3 champion. A strong resume is one thing Schumacher possesses but some questions are being asked as to what can be accomplished this year by the German and Haas respectively. There is no doubt that last years Formula 2 champion has the skills to compete but hand-in-hand with the lackluster VF-21 and his known rookie struggles, this season will be full of up and downs.

Two duplicate spells in Formula 3 and Formula 2 have shown the best and worst of the 22-year-old. A 12th place finish in his first years in both Formula 3 and Formula 2 followed up by topping the Drivers' Championship in his second year, once again, in both, shows the need for development and growth into not only the car but the motor racing championship he is competing in.

In testing earlier this month, Schumacher completed 181 laps of the 5,214km circuit in Bahrain, posting a fastest lap of 1: 32,053, five-hundredths off his rookie teammate Mazepin. However, the future is bright for Schumacher and glory will soon come to the Haas driver, just maybe not this season!

MSC legacy lives on

MSC was once seen at the top of Formula 1 for 18 years when Michael Schumacher competed and won his seven championships, but now after a nine-year absence, we will see MSC on the timing screen codes.

Mick Schumacher chose to follow in his father's footsteps and continue the legacy, after requesting to adopt the abbreviation, changing from SCH.

We will finally get to see MSC in Grand Prix action once again, when the season kicks off in Bahrain on March 28.

Mick, happy birthday!

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