Mick Schumacher entertained the attendees at Mugello for the Grand Prix of Tuscany with a demo in a Ferrari F2004. It is the car in which his father Michael became world champion in the F1 for the seventh time in 2004.
“Unbelievable to drive this car as a second generation”, said the young German. “It is an honour. I would have liked to do a few more laps. There are so many emotions going through me.”
The ninth race of the season will be the first Grand Prix in 2020 with public attendance, albeit limited. Nearly 3,000 fans per day were welcome at Mugello. The cheapest ticket on Sunday, with a 50% discount, still cost 375 euros.
Mick Schumacher (21) also drove the F2004 at Hockenheim last year, with an old-fashioned roaring V10 engine. The driver also leads the Formula 2 training class. With weekends to go in Sochi and Bahrain, the German has eight points more than number two Callum Ilott.
Schumacher junior will join Alfa Romeo later this season one or more times to ride a free practice session. He may also join next year on behalf of that Ferrari customer team as a regular driver in Formula 1.