Formula 1: Nothing comes after Mick Schumacher

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The way forward for Formula 1 for Germany is bleak

The way forward for German drivers in Formula 1 is summed up within the face of Mick Schumacher., IMAGO/Motorsport Images, IMAGO/Andy Hon

Written by Ludwig Degmayr

“Mick has no foyer,” explains RTL’s Felix Goerner of Mick Schumacher’s dilemma over the 23-year-old’s future in Formula 1. Despite being the son of a document world champion, there is no such thing as a help for his motorsport lovers from Germany’s main industrial nation. The first-class is booming in lots of nations, however on this nation Formula 1 is now not horny. This means a bleak future for all German racing drivers hoping for a cockpit.

Looking again, 7 to 1 driver in 12 years

With Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher, it wasn’t all the time the case that solely two German drivers had been on the beginning grid. In 2010, the Black, Red and Gold faction nonetheless made up a 3rd of all drivers. Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg, Timo Glock, Adrian Sutil and Nick Heidfeld had been all within the first-class on the identical time. This was made potential by Schumacher’s hype within the 90s.

Although Sebastian Vettel gained 4 world championships, the 2010s didn’t see a surge in younger expertise. As a end result, there are presently few German skills with the ambition to achieve the highest.

David Schumacher

David Schumacher with his father Ralf.

David Schumacher along with his father Ralf. In the top, it did not go as deliberate.

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Schumacher’s identify appeared right here once more. Mick’s cousin and Ralph’s son got here out of karting with nice acclaim. Kartclub Kerpen Vice President Andreas Dresen confirmed that “DSC” is much more gifted than his cousin Mick.

However, the 20-year-old couldn’t totally switch these expertise to the road. After his debut season in Formula 3 with the Charuz staff, he has the chance to win the title in 2021 with the Trident racing staff. While his teammates Jack Doohan and Klement Nowalak got here very near victory with second and third locations, Schumacher managed solely eleventh place within the championship.

In 2022, he switched to DTM after an unsuccessful journey with monopoles. Schumacher remains to be ready for his first factors right here and is simply twenty sixth total. Not sufficient to warrant consideration within the high lessons.


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David Beckman

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Perhaps the best German expertise of current years. Unfortunately, exterior circumstances and unlucky selections have meant that David Beckman has not been in a position to make it into the primary grade till at this time.

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David Beckmann has already gone one step additional. 22-year-old Mick Schumacher has been his fundamental rival since his karting days and has crushed his compatriot in all the most important championships. This was initially transferred to method racing, as within the GP3 sequence the person from Hagen rocked the racetracks with the small Jenzer racing staff and stepped as much as the Trident. Beckmann made a giant mistake when he switched to ART, ending solely fifteenth within the newly launched Formula 3. His father’s severe automobile accident left the younger German behind. A return to Trident and a greater season adopted, however the injury was already achieved.

In 2021, it was solely sufficient for a weak staff in Formula 2, however Beckmann nonetheless confirmed his expertise with two podiums, however couldn’t end the season as a result of monetary difficulties. Only a take a look at and reserve driver position in Formula E remained till one other alternative opened up in F2. Here’s the place Beckmann ends the 2022 season for Van Amersfoort. It nonetheless performs properly, however appears to have misplaced the magic of the previous days.

Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg is a reserve driver for Aston Martin

Nico Hulkenberg is presently a reserve driver at Aston Martin.

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Yes, Nico Hulkenberg is now not a expertise on the age of 34, however in actuality he may very well be a German contender for the primary class cabin if he does not work for Mick Schumacher. If “Quick Mick” loses his place at Haas, Hulkenberg is the favourite to switch him.

Hulkenberg’s means to carry out instantly is obvious from his duties as a powerful substitute driver. Of course, now Emmericher doesn’t have a lot potential for growth. He is a constant participant who remains to be held in excessive regard regardless of solely having lower than three years of competitors expertise.

Tim Tramnitz

Tim Tramnitz (USA Racing), GER, ADAC GT Masters, ADAC Formula 4, Hockenheimring, October 22, 2021.  Photo: Eibner/Memmler

Tim Tramnitz is heading in the right direction. The subsequent few years will present why it is going to be sufficient.

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But the largest hope for the youth is Tim Tramnitz. The 17-year-old from Hamburg now competes in Formula Regional, the forerunner of Formula 3. Twelfth place within the rookie season shouldn’t be sensational, however Tramnitz virtually all the time scores within the high class of drivers. And youth provides him a variety of time to make the mandatory steps in growth.

In 2021, he grew to become the vice-champion of German Formula 4. Only Oliver Beerman was forward of him – and this yr the Brit fought for the title from the beginning in F3. We’ll be listening to extra about Tramnitz sooner or later. Unfortunately, it is not simply his expertise that makes him a giant hit. (Ide)


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