Speaking on a German documentary called Schumacher – The Next Generation, the Formula One World Champion’s son shared how his father encouraged him to become a professional racing driver.
“My dad asked if we wanted to do it professionally or just for fun, on a hobby level,” the 19-year-old told Germany’s RTL channel.
“Of course, I said it clearly – I want to do it professionally,” Mick added.
“We drove on days when the track was closed and we were allowed to our laps there.”
— Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) November 20, 2018
The European Formula 3 champion also described what it’s like to be compared to his world champion father.
“I do not mind it that way,” Mick said. “I would always compare myself with the best, and my dad is the best, and he’s my idol too.”
Mick previously told the BBC his father “had a huge influence” on his career.
“He was my idol and I am following everything he did and see if I can use it myself and I am really happy with that,” he said.
Despite opening up about his father in the documentary, Mick and the entire Schumacher family have remained quiet on Michael’s condition since he suffered a horrific brain injury while skiing in 2013.