Racing is what I dream of. Actually, racing is constantly on my mind. It’s exhausting, it’s difficult, it’s challenging, it’s complicated. It’s simply awesome.
FIA FORMULA 2
The FIA Formula 2 Championship (F2) is considered to be the ultimate training ground for Formula 1. It is a a one-make championship consisting of up to 22 identical cars. The chassis are designed by Dallara Automobili, and run under the specification F2 2019 car. The power base is a Mecachrome assembled 3.4L V6 single turbo charged engine.
The F2 car uses slick Pirelli tyres in four specifications (super soft, soft, medium and hard) which are predetermined by Pirelli in advance of the race weekend. Each driver has five sets of dry-weather tyres per weekend – three of “prime” specification and two of “option” specification. Each driver will also be provided with three sets of wet-weather tyres.
A race weekend is composed of one practice session of forty-five minutes and one half hour qualifying session, followed by two races. The qualifying session is a straight fight for fastest laptime, and determines the order of the grid for Race 1. Four points are awarded for pole position.
Race 1 is run over 170km or 60 minutes (except for Monaco where the race is run over 140km and in Budapest where the race is run over 160km), and each driver must complete one compulsory pitstop and must use at least one set of each specification of dry-weather tyres. The top ten drivers score points (25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1) with two points being awarded to the driver who set the fastest lap of the race.
The grid for Race 2 (Sprint Race) is determined by the finishing order of the first race, with the top 8 positions reversed. Race 2 is run over 120km or 45 minutes (except for Monaco where the race is run over 100km). The top eight finishers score points (15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1), and the driver who sets the fastest lap scores two points.
PREMA Racing was founded in 1983 by Angelo Rosin and Giorgio Piccolo. From 1994, as a consequence of changes within the company, with the transformation into Prema Powerteam the Team’s activities increased at an international level.
Nowadays, PREMA is one of Europe’s leading international racing teams. It is in fact the third Italian Team (after F1 Teams: Ferrari and Toro Rosso) based on the Team’s dimension, importance and Championships in which it participates. Since its foundation the team has focused on developing and enhancing young drivers’ talents and skills. Honda, Toyota, Renault, Mercedes, Lotus and Ferrari have chosen to support PREMA to help their drivers on the way to racing success.
The team’s tasks are not limited to just the tuning and set up of its racing vehicles, it also aims to deliver the complete training of each driver, from the development of technical knowledge to the improvement of physical fitness.
Born: March 22nd, 1999 in Switzerland
Father: Michael Schumacher
Mother: Corinna Schumacher
Residence: Gland, Switzerland
Mick began his career in karting in 2008. In 2011 and 2012 he drove in the KF3 class of the ADAC Kart Masters, ending in 9th and 7th respectively. In the Euro Wintercup of the KF3 class he was 3rd in 2011 and 2012 and in 2012 was 3rd in the KF3 Rating DMV Kart Championship.
In 2013 he finished 3rd in the German Junior Kart Championship, and the CIK‐FIA Super Cup KF juniors. In 2014 Mick started in International and National Junior Championships, ending the season 2nd in the World and European as well as in the German Junior Kart Championship.
In 2015 Mick moved to formula classes for the first time, racing for Van Amersfoort Racing in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship, ending the season 10th with 1 win and 2 podiums. In 2016 he switched to Prema Powerteam for another year in Formula 4, competing in both the german and the italian championhips and finishing both series as 2nd in the overall standings.
Since 2017, Mick is driving with Prema in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship. With 8 victories, Mick becomes FIA European Formula 3 Champion in 2018.
In the 2019 season he is competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
My start in the FIA Formula 2 Championship offers me another milestone towards my declared dream, Formula 1. It’s a very interesting step from Formula 3 to Formula 2, because this year for the first time the aspect of tyre management comes into play.
You have to find the balance of how to use the tyres in the race; for example, how to apply enough pressure at the beginning of a race, but not so much that you can’t push the tyres later in the race. To me, that is very exciting.
My goal is to develop myself further, to gain a lot of experience, to implement the new experiences and to learn as much as possible. Of course, I want to be at the front of the field and drive successfully.
The fact that I can continue to work with such a professional team as Prema can only help me. The team is great; not only from a sporting point of view, but also from a human point. I feel very comfortable here. I see my entry into the Ferrari Driver Academy as a great further enrichment from which I can only profit.
After the experiences of the 2018 championship year, I feel very well prepared and very well positioned. I’m aware that the 2019 season will be a change, and I’m looking forward to this challenge.
For Racers, sport is never limited just to the racing track. Mick is gaining fitness and fun also with…
…the racing bike
“Simply a good and complete training. What I especially like is to play with the slipstream, biking with several people, going downhill.“
…the mountain bike
“It’s cool because you have to be very active. And there’s nothing more beautiful than to bike through the forest. Actually you are in the nature all the time, something I really like.“
… with the wakeboard/monoski
“I just so much enjoy going behind one boat together with other friends. That’s total fun. Summer, on the lake – just perfect.“