Pirelli owns a strong heritage in motorsports. For over 100 years the brand is committed on a global level in a bunch of series and championships. The company is currently involved as tyre supplier in Formula 1® and many GT- as well as single-seater series. And again and again motorsports writes outstanding stories fascinating and inspiring people worldwide.
One of the most exciting stories which is actually being closely followed by many people, is the impressive performance of Mick Schumacher. The young gun began his career in karting in 2008. Now he is aged 17 and drives this season for Prema Powerteam, one of Europe's leading international racing teams. He starts both in the Italian Formula 4 as well as the German ADAC Formula 4. The Formula 4 is an open-wheel racing car category intended for junior drivers. The category created by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) -the International sanctioning and administrative body for motorsport - as an entry-level category for young drivers, bridging the gap between karting and Formula 3. This year the Italian and the German competition come up with strong starting fields and very competitive racing. And both series are exclusively equipped by Pirelli. At the latest race at the Lausitzring Mick Schumacher already registered his second and third victories of the current German campaign. In the Italian championship he did win two races out of three at Misano and one further at the famous track in Imola.
But what makes Mick Schumacher move? How does it feel for him to really live the dream of many young people? When he talks about racing, he describes pure passion: "Racing is what I dream of. Actually, racing is constantly on my mind. It's exhausting, it's difficult, it's challenging, it's complicated. It's simply awesome." His next steps he explains quite clear and focused:" For the moment, my goal is to become a good and complete race driver. This means taking one step after another, working hard on myself and always giving my best. I am convinced, this is the only way to achieve your goals and I am very convinced that I will reach these goals. Because of this, it's important to me to have a solid base and to become confident in all areas racing will be confronting me with."
It is important for him to take the necessary steps with the right speed and not to rush. He says: "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." In order to be also in a top shape physically he does a lot of sports, including mountain biking or motocross. But his passion is racing on four tires and working with his team: "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."
It will be exciting to follow the next steps of the young gun. You want to know more about Mick Schumacher, his team and the next race events? Everything worth knowing and many backgrounds you will find on his homepage: http://www.mickschumacher.ms/ or just follow: @mickschumacher