Todt to watch Mick Schumacher race at Spa

JUNE 20, 2015

Todt to watch Mick Schumacher race at Spa

FIA president Jean Todt will reportedly watch Mick Schumacher race at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend.

Mick, the 16-year-old son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, is racing with a broken hand this weekend as his first season in single seaters continues in 2015.

His father is synonymous with Spa, a fabled F1 circuit in Belgium, having made his F1 debut there in 1991, won his first grand prix a year later, and secured his record seventh world title at Spa in 2004.

Schumacher was even made an honorary citizen in 2012, Bild newspaper reports.

But this weekend, it will be Schumacher's friend and old Ferrari boss Todt watching over Mick as he makes his own debut at Spa in the German Formula 4 category, the newspaper added.

Michael Schumacher's protege Sebastian Vettel, however, urged the racing world to ease the pressure on young Mick.

"Mick is doing a very good job," the Ferrari driver told Kolner Express newspaper, "but he should not have so much pressure on him and people already talking about formula one.

"That's still a long way ahead," Vettel added.

(GMM)

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