After dominating the second half of the F3 season by claiming five straight wins, Schumacher’s title win meant he qualified for a FIA ‘super licence’ – a prerequisite for the jump to Formula One.
Bearing one of the most famous names in motorsports is not always easy for the German, who started out racing as “Mick Betsch”, using his mother Corinna’s maiden name to avoid bringing attention to himself.
World champion Lewis Hamilton has already said he is “100 percent certain that there will be another Schumacher in F1” and backs him to follow in the footsteps of his father, who won seven F1 titles.
“I have no problem being compared to my dad, because my dad is the best – that’s why he’s my role model,” Mick Schumacher said in an RTL documentary.
“Even other world champions compare themselves with my dad.”
However, his father’s condition remains a mystery as the fifth anniversary approaches of his skiing accident.
Michael Schumacher, 49, has not been seen in public since suffering head injuries during a accident on December 29, 2013 while skiing with Mick and his condition is a secret closely guarded by his family.