Formula 1: Nothing comes after Mick Schumacher

Hello, is there anybody else (apart from Mick Schumacher)?

A bleak Formula 1 future for Germany

The way forward for German drivers in Formula 1 – summed up in Mick Schumacher’s facial features., IMAGO/Motorsport Images, IMAGO/Andy Hone

By Ludwig Dagmeyer

“Mick has no foyer,” explains RTL reporter Felix Görner of Mick Schumacher’s dilemma relating to the 23-year-old’s Formula 1 future. Even because the son of a file world champion, there isn’t a longer any help for his motorsport lovers from the big industrial nation of Germany. The premier class is booming in most nations, however Formula 1 is not horny on this nation. And meaning a raven-black future for all German racing drivers hoping for a cockpit.

At a look – 7 to 1 driver in simply 12 years

It wasn’t all the time the case that solely two German pilots represented the beginning subject with Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher. In 2010, the black, pink and gold group nonetheless accounted for a couple of third of all drivers. Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg, Timo Glock, Adrian Sutil and Nick Heidfeld had been all within the premier class on the similar time. The Schumacher hype of the 90s made it attainable.

Despite Sebastian Vettel’s 4 world championship titles, the 2010s noticed no growth in younger expertise. And consequently, there are at present only some German skills who actually aspire to achieve the highest.

David Schumacher

David Schumacher with father Ralf.

David Schumacher with father Ralph. In the top it did not go as deliberate.

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The Schumacher identify reappears right here. Mick’s cousin and Ralph’s son got here out of the karting with a lot anticipation. Vice President of Kartclub Kerpen, Andreas Dressen, attests that “DSC” has much more expertise than cousin Mick.

However, the 20-year-old wasn’t capable of absolutely deliver these expertise to the streets. In Formula 3, after his first season at backbench staff Charoz, he has an excellent likelihood of profitable the title with Trident Racing Team in 2021. While his teammates Jack Doohan and Clement Novalek got here very near victory in second and third, Schumacher might solely handle eleventh within the championship.

In 2022 he switched to DTM after an unsuccessful enterprise with Monoposti. Schumacher continues to be ready for his first factors right here and is barely twenty sixth within the general standings. It shouldn’t be sufficient to draw consideration within the higher class.


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David Beckman

Formula 2, March 15, 2018 test at Le Castellet - David Beckmann, Genzer Motorsport Sports News - Published March 15, 2018

Perhaps the best German expertise in years. Unfortunately, exterior circumstances and unlucky selections have meant that David Beckman has not made it to the premier class thus far.

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David Beckman is already one step forward. 22-year-old Mick Schumacher has been a significant challenger since his karting days and has overwhelmed his compatriot in all the key championships. This was initially transferred to Formula racing, as within the GP3 sequence, the person from Hagen rocked the racetracks with the small Genzer Racing staff and was promoted to Trident. Beckmann made an enormous mistake when he switched to ART and completed solely fifteenth within the newly launched Formula 3. His father’s severe visitors accident additionally set the younger German again. A return to Trident and a greater season ensued, however the harm was already carried out.

In 2021 it was solely sufficient for a weaker staff in Formula 2, however Beckmann nonetheless confirmed his expertise with two podium locations, however was unable to complete the season because of monetary difficulties. Only a task as a check and reserve driver remained in Formula E earlier than a second likelihood opened up in F2. This is the place Beckmann ends the 2022 season for Van Amersfoort. It continues to be performing properly, however appears to have misplaced the magic of the outdated days.

Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg is the reserve driver at Aston Martin

Nico Hulkenberg is at present the reserve driver at Aston Martin.

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Yes, Nico Hulkenberg is actually not a genius on the age of 34, however in actuality the probably German candidate for the cockpit within the premier class won’t work for Mick Schumacher. If “Quick Mick” loses his seat at Haas, Hulkenberg is the favourite to succeed him.

The undeniable fact that Hulkenberg can act instantly is obvious from his assignments as a powerful substitute driver. Of course, there isn’t a nice potential for improvement in Ameriture anymore. He’s only a fixed, who regardless of three years of little racing expertise, continues to be held in excessive esteem.

Tim Tramnitz

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

Tim Tramnitz is heading in the right direction. The subsequent few years will present whether or not it will likely be sufficient ultimately.


But the most important hope for the children is Tim Tramnitz. The 17-year-old from Hamburg is at present competing in Formula Regional, a precursor to Formula 3. Twelfth place in a rookie season is not sensational, however Tremnitz has all the time scored factors in an elite subject of drivers. And the younger age provides him loads of time to take the required steps in improvement.

In 2021 he turned vice champion in German Formula 4. Only Oliver Berman was forward of him – and this 12 months the Brit fought for the title in F3 from the beginning. We will certainly be listening to extra about Tremnitz sooner or later. Unfortunately, whether or not it is sufficient for an enormous hit is not simply due to his expertise. (thought)


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