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“Schumacher drives off, Vettel parks the Ferrari”

It becomes emotional at the Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi: Mick Schumacher disputes his first trip to the Haas, Sebastian Vettel his last for Ferrari.

For Mick Schumacher it gets better and better, for Sebastian Vettel, it is expected to become emotional at the end of a bad Formula One season at least for the last time in Ferrari-Rot. Germany’s new motorcycle enthusiast Schumacher is already allowed to pick up at the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at his first training session in the royal class and is very pleased.

If you come from a weekend like last, you can only imagine very few things that could be better”, said the freshly baked Formula Two Champion: “But to have a weekend in front of your chest where you are part of a Formula One team and can drive in the first free training, you can make that count.”

Mick Schumacher stands in front of a Tsar

Schumacher can be really happy, Because “this time I don’t have to worry about the weather.” In October on the Nuremberg ring, tough fog and persistence prevented his training debut in Formula One. At that time he was to compete with the best in the Alfa Romeo, in the desert sun Abu Dhabis he will roll on Friday (10:00 clock MEZ/n-tv) in the Haas on the course, in the car, Shomacher is not only faced with a Tsar due to his rise to the technically even more complex formula 1. Haas is a backbencher, the team is the second to last in the World Cup. Here Schumacher cannot deliver top results -for the first time in his career nobody expects this from the son of Formula One record champion Michael Schumacher.

Ideally Haas will be a springboard for the 21-year-old who has been a member of the Ferrari junior academy since 2019. Motorsport romantics have long dreamed of seeing Schumacher as a regular driver in the famous red racing car. For the brand for which his father won 72 victories and five World Cup titles.

Ferrari has made concessions in the medium term

Ferrari team leader Mattia Binotto also always emphasizes that Scuderia trains its talents “not for formula 1 but for Ferrari”. Schumacher keeps himself well covered in this matter.” My next step is Haas. What the future brings will be shown.”

In the medium term Ferrari has already set his course. Charles Leclerc has a contract until 2024, for the new season the Scuderia Carlos Sainz. For the Spaniard to go soft, Vettel, 2015 as a four-time world champion and great bearer of hope must be brought to Maranello.

For a long time it was a love series that was certainly not free of small depths. In this case, however, the cursed sixth year began with the announcement that soon separate paths would be taken. Binotto throws Vettel out at the end of the year, who won at least fourteen races for Ferrari and twice became World Cup second.

Ferrari honors Vettel before the last race

The last season together became a disaster. Vettel was demoralized, the SF1000 one of the worst Ferrari Boloids in history. The proud team is expected to finish the season in the sixth rank of the team championship. Worse was Ferrari in the late 1980s, when Vettel was not even born and Michael Schumacher was still chasing over the Kerpener Cartway.

Of course Ferrari will roll out the red carpet for his long-time chief pilot in Abu Dhabi. Binotto’s already started it. It was “sure that Sebastian not only became part of our history, but will always remain part of our family,” he told the “Sports Image”.

But without relief Vettel will not be without relief when his 119. Race for Ferrari is over and he can start again at Aston Martin 2021. On Sunday, the Heppenheimer called his Bahrain race irrelevant. A description that describes his entire season quite well.