Michael Schumacher’s son Mick would ‘give up everything’ to chat F1 with his dad

Mick Schumacher feels life has been "unfair" in depriving him of the chance to share his F1 journey with legendary father Michael.

The seven-time world champion has spent the last eight years recovering after hitting his head on a rock in a horror accident while skiing off-piste in the French Alps.

He has been cared for by wife Corinna and a medical team since being allowed to return home in 2014, but very little is known about the German racer's condition as his family is extremely guarded about details of his recovery.

Netflix 's new 'Schumacher' documentary, produced and released with the blessing of the family, charts the life and career of the motorsport great from his junior days right through to the present day.

Corinna spoke in more detail than she ever has, as did current F1 racer Mick, who drives for Haas.

The 22-year-old is in the middle of his first season in the sport, after working his way up through the ranks as a Ferrari development driver.

While he will no doubt be pleased with what he has managed to achieve in his fledgling career so far, Mick rues the fact he cannot discuss his racing in the detail that he would want to with his father.


"I think dad and me, we would understand each other in a different way now," the emotional racer said.

"Simply because we speak a similar language – the language of motorsport.

"We would have had much more to talk about and that is where my head is most of the time, thinking that would be so cool.

"That would be it. I would give up everything just for that. Yes."

He added: "Since the accident, of course, these experiences, these moments that I believe many people have with their parents are no longer present, or to a lesser extent.

"In my view, that is a little unfair."

While he is yet to score a point in F1 driving an uncompetitive Haas car, Mick is tipped to have a bright future in the sport.

He has emulated his father by wearing a similar helmet design to the one Michael used on his debut, and will hope the similarities one day extend to success on the track.

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