The Haas rookie will face the Spa-Francorchamps track for the first time as a Formula 1 driver this weekend, thus following in the footsteps of his father who in 1991 made his debut on the Belgian track in the top flight at the wheel of a Jordan.
During an exclusive interview with Autosport, Mick expressed his point of view on the differences between the era of Formula 1 that saw his father shine and the current one. Michael unquestionably marked the top category between the 90s and 2000s by taking part in 306 races, winning 91 GPs and getting 7 world titles.
“Well, making a comparison between 1991 and the current season is very complicated. At the time, the reliability was not at the top as it is now and also the developments that the teams could bring at the time were very different from what we see now ”.
“Developments are very limited now. There is a different mentality, but if we think about how fast modern cars are, perhaps we can say that the gaps are not as big as they were in the past ”.
“Anyway it’s funny to think that this weekend will mark the 30th anniversary of the debut. The day of the race in Spa will be very exciting ”.
Mick Schumacher then surprised everyone when he said that he was rarely asked for his opinion on the 30th anniversary of his father’s Formula 1 debut.
“I have not been asked many times, but I already knew when I signed with Haas that in 2021 it would be exactly 30 years since my debut and it is incredible to think that I started my journey in Formula 1 at the same age (22 years ed.) “.
“Obviously it’s a different era, everything has changed, but the memories are alive and I’m very happy with this”.
Mick Schumacher currently occupies the nineteenth position in the standings, ahead of team mate Nikita Mazepin, and obtained twelfth place as the best result in the race at the last Hungarian GP.