Mick Schumacher after dad’s accident: You treasure little things

Image courtesy of Mick Schumacher’s FB

BERLIN, Dec 27: Mick Schumacher has said that his perception has changed since the skiing accident 10 years ago of his famous father, seven-times Formula One (F1) world champion Michael Schumacher. 

“I believe that in such cases you learn to perceive certain moments differently,” the 24-year-old said at this year’s F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi.

“You learn to appreciate the little things.”

He said he believes that many people “focus too much on the bad things and not enough on the nice things that are still there.”

Michael Schumacher suffered severe head injury when he fell while skiing in the French Alps on Dec 29, 2013. His son was 14 when the incident occurred during a winter holiday in Méribel.

He spent days fighting for survival in a Grenoble hospital and was in an induced coma for a long time. His health status is not known as his family has protected his privacy ever since.

Mick Schumacher competed in F1 himself, in 2021 and 2022. He didn’t get a regular cockpit this year and for 2024, but is a test and reserve driver for Mercedes.

He will, however, also compete in the 2024 World Endurance Championship for Alpine, which will take him to the famous French venue of Le Mans, where his father also raced before his glittering F1 career.

“I’m kind of doing it the other way round, why not?” Mick Schumacher said in Abu Dhabi. “I always thought that there were coincidentally many similarities to my father’s career.”


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