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Mick Schumacher

Schumacher praises Hamilton for being 'very open' to giving advice

Mick Schumacher is known to have an amiable relationship with compatriot Sebastian Vettel, but the Haas driver says he has also enjoyed some good discussions with Lewis Hamilton.

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Mick Schumacher has praised Lewis Hamilton for being "very open" to giving him advice when needed.

The Haas driver completed his rookie season in F1 last year, and during that time was often seen engaging in conversation with Sebastian Vettel, who is known to be a friend of the Schumacher family.

Hamilton, though, is also somebody that Schumacher has enjoyed talking with, though this is not always necessarily related to racing.

When asked if Hamilton has given him any advice, Schumacher told Crash.net: "Yeah definitely, he's always been very open to giving advice to help me in the position I was in.

"Also, already back in the day, when my dad wasn't with Mercedes anymore, I did get the chance to come to a few races and see him there.

"It's been definitely nice knowing that when he had time he was able to talk to me about certain things. Those conversations are obviously private. Some of it is related to racing but most of it is just on a friendly basis."

Schumacher also says of the support he receives from Vettel: "It's definitely great. But more so than being my mentor, he's my friend. I think that is something which is much more valuable to me. That's the more important part to me."

"Surreal" to race drivers who competed against Schumacher Snr

Both Vettel and Hamilton competed against Schumacher's father, the seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher. Fernando Alonso is also a former rival of Schumacher Snr, as was the recently retired Kimi Raikkonen.

The younger Schumacher admits that it is surreal to drive alongside those who previously raced with his father, and expects that the experience must be similar for them, too.

"Thinking that they raced two generations, it must be surreal for them too," Schumacher said.

"It must make them feel… Like they've been in the sport for quite a while. Unfortunately it was not as much battling as I would like it to be.

"But hopefully, some of them are going to be there next year, so hopefully I can repay the favour and get to battle with them again."

Schumacher will again race for Haas in the 2022 F1 season alongside Nikita Mazepin.

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