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Father comparisons never a problem – Schumacher Jr

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Mick Schumacher says he has no problem with being compared to his father – seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher.

Mick, 19, is embarking on his first season in Formula 2 this year, beginning in Bahrain on 29-31 March.

“Being compared to my father was never a problem for me,” he said.

“Being compared to the best driver in F1 history is the goal you want to achieve and to have that as my idol and father is very special.”

Mick Schumacher is driving this year for the leading Prema team, for whom new Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc was driving when he won the Formula 2 title in his debut season in 2017.

Michael Schumacher suffered severe brain injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013 and has not been seen in public since. His family have said they want to keep his medical condition private because they believe that is what he would wish.

Schumacher Jr added: “I feel honoured to be compared to him because I just learn and try to improve.”

This article is from the BBC Sport website / bbc.co.uk - Father comparisons never a problem - Schumacher Jr

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