Mick Schumacher won’t rush racing career

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Mick Schumacher says that he will not be rushed in his motorsport career as he begins to work his way up the racing ladder.

The son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher, Mick started his single-seater career in 2015 in the German Formula 4 series.

Schumacher Jr. is balancing commitments in both German and Italian F4 in 2016, enjoying a strong start to the season in the latter with Prema Powerteam.

In an interview with F1 tire supplier Pirelli, Schumacher Jr. spoke about his racing career, expressing a desire to prepare properly and not rush his way up the racing ladder.

“It’s important to me to have a solid base and to become confident in all areas racing will be confronting me with,” Schumacher Jr. said.

“Exactly for this reason I will not be rushed and will not only have an eye for the quick results, instead I will be working on myself constantly and focused. Racing is an extremely complex sport, this makes it difficult and at the same time really fascinating.

“I can not think of anything better than to be on the racetrack, aiming for the perfect lap and always trying to improve my performance. I am willing to work hard on myself because I know, this is the only way to fulfill your own dreams.”

The focus on young drivers moving up the motorsport ladder early has increased in recent years following the rapid rise of Max Verstappen, who reached F1 after just one season in single-seaters.

The Dutchman became F1’s youngest grand prix winner in Spain last month, winning in his first race for Red Bull after being promoted in place of Daniil Kvyat.