Johnny Herbert on Mick Schumacher's enormous pressure due to his father
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Johnny Herbert, legend of the F1 scene spoke about Mick Schumacher and his father, Michael. Herbert believes that the situation regarding his father left a big impact on Mick. It would have been much easier for Mick if he had a father as someone who could advise him, but young Mick had to accept that life brings many things.
"Michael Schumacher’s health is also very sad for Mick,” he told Ice 36, as quoted by crash.net “It can’t be easy for Mick, because of what his dad achieved. Being around your dad when you’re younger.
Then of course his dad is not there to enjoy it and guide him. "
Mick Schumacher and pressure
Mick Schumacher was under enormous pressure from the very beginning of his career, considering the successes that his father achieved.
Sometimes it is not easy to function under such pressure. “There have been a lot of people who have helped Mick over the years, but I think it is a situation that he would have loved his dad to be there for him. But he has dealt with the situation brilliantly.
There was so much media attention just because of who he was and is. Then the expectations of what his dad did and trying to live up to them. He was under a hell of a lot of pressure and did it get the better of him? Maybe. Did he do enough when he was up against Kevin Magnussen? Probably not.
That’s why it didn’t work out." He hopes that Schumacher will get the right opportunity and show his quality. "He never created that opportunity for himself to continue as a racer. But there is still a chance an opportunity will open up and he will get that one-off race, like it did for Nyck de Vries, that might lead people to think, ‘Wow.’"