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F1 News: Sebastian Vettel hopes to race with Mick Schumacher

Nishant J
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81   //    21 Jan 2019, 12:42 IST

Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher
Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher

What's the story?

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has followed in the footsteps of his idol and former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher, having won multiple championships and then joined the Ferrari team.

Now, Vettel has the chance to one day team with Schumacher's son, Mick, who is now a part of Ferrari's academy. Vettel, who teamed with Mick Schumacher this past week at the Race of Champions event, spoke about how he would one day love to race with the junior Schumacher.

Also Read: Ferrari sign Mick Schumacher; Schumacher Jr. joins prestigious driver academy

In case you didn't know...

Before becoming the four-time F1 drivers champion, Sebastian Vettel came to the limelight when he raced alongside Michael Schumacher at the 2007 Race of Champions for Team Germany, defeating Team Finland in the final.

12 years on, Vettel raced alongside Schumacher's son Mick, in the 2019 Race of Champions competition, but this time the Vettel-Schumacher combination couldn't win the title, losing to Team Nordic.

The heart of the matter

Speaking on the sidelines of the Race of Champions event, Sebastian Vettel was optimistic about Mick Schumacher's future, and said that he could maybe team with him or one day step aside to let him take his place.

"It's great for him (Mick Schumacher). I hope he stays with us for a long time and one day he can drive with me. Or maybe I can hand over the steering wheel to him when I stop one day," said Vettel during the Race of Champions event.

"When I debuted at this event, I was paired with Michael and I remember how I looked up to him. Today I am with his son. I'm sure Michael would be extremely proud of Mick," said the four-time World Champion.

What's next?

Schumacher won the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship, and will race in Formula 2 in the 2019 season, while also being a part of Ferrari's young driver programme.

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