The former racing driver Ralf Schumacher worries after the announced separation by Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari for the young German in Formula 1. “In Germany, the whole motor sport has a hard time”, he said to the Sport1 portal. “I’ve been talking about having a huge problem for eight years.”
That starts in karting, said Schumacher. “We have hardly any tracks left, the kart drivers are getting fewer and fewer. If I don’t have seedlings, I don’t have any trees at the end of the day,” he said.
However, he sees his nephew Mick Schumacher on the right track. As a Ferrari junior, he had every opportunity, said Ralf Schumacher. After a “passable” first year in Formula 2, the direct substructure of the premier class, it was now important for Mick to finish at least in the top five. After a win, he finished last season in twelfth place in the drivers’ standings. “You shouldn’t put too much pressure on him either,” said Ralf Schumacher.
Michael Schumacher’s son is currently the only German hope for a new Formula 1 cockpit in the near future. After the failed negotiations between Ferrari and Vettel there is also an end to the career of the 32-year-old former world champion.
In the past few years, there were still several German drivers like Nico Hülkenberg, Nick Heidfeld or Nico Rosberg.From the 2021 season, there could be no German driver in the highest racing series for the first time since the beginning of the 1990s.