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Mick Schumacher

Schumacher on how COVID has affected his F1 preparations

F1 rookie Mick Schumacher discusses how the ongoing pandemic has affected his preparation for the upcoming season.

With Mick Schumacher joining Haas for the 2021 F1 season, the German youngster has opened up on how the ongoing pandemic has changed the way he is preparing for the upcoming season.

The young Schumacher will make his Formula 1 debut at the season-opening race in Bahrain, however, his preparation for the season has been slightly hampered by the pandemic.

"Because of the Covid situation, I can't do very much other than train," Schumacher explained to Sky Sport Deutschland.

"My preparation is going well on the physical level and I feel ready too. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to travel to England and the team yet, which would have happened many times in a normal year. But I hope that there will be a chance to get there in the next few days."

Schumacher also outlined how he will approach the season, which he admits will be very pragmatic, though urged patentied over the opening few races.

"We'll have to wait a bit to see what the races say," Schumacher said.

"I think when the first three or four races are over that we will have a pretty good overview of the whole situation and that we have to improve. Then I will probably be able to answer the question better."

The German also joked that he is the favourite to win this year's Formula 1 Drivers' title.

"I would say "I", but of course that is quite ambitious," Schumacher laughed. "In the end, I focus on myself and try to do the best I can."


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