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Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-21
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Why Schumacher is unburdened by Leclerc comparisons

The Schumacher name is coming back to Formula 1… Luke Smith examines whether Mick has what it takes to reach the heights his father scaled - and why the German isn't worried about comparisons with other Ferrari hotshots.

As the son of one of the greatest drivers ever to have raced grand prix machinery, Mick Schumacher faces tremendous scrutiny as he arrives in Formula 1. This is a significant moment for F1 – and for Ferrari, which has put a great deal of resource into supporting him.

It’s rare for a rookie to be accompanied by so much expectation but, while Schumacher might be joining a lower-midfield team (Haas), he has been the darling of junior formulae in recent years, winning titles in European Formula 3 and Formula 2 with high-profile Ferrari backing. Schumacher is the third driver to have graduated to F1 via the Ferrari Driver Academy, following Jules Bianchi and Charles Leclerc.

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