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Schumacher not worth 'big fuss' - former Ferrari chief

Schumacher not worth 'big fuss' - former Ferrari chief

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Schumacher not worth 'big fuss' - former Ferrari chief

Schumacher not worth 'big fuss' - former Ferrari chief

Former Ferrari team boss Cesare Fiorio has dismissed the hype surrounding Mick Schumacher. The newest recruit to Ferrari's Driver Academy, European Formula 3 champion Schumacher tested both the Ferrari and the Alfa Romeo last week in Bahrain to great fanfare.

Schumacher surged to his maiden junior title last year with a spectacular run of form in the second half of the season, which included a clean sweep of three race victories at the Nurburgring round.

Having stepped up to Formula 2 with Prema Powerteam for 2019, Schumacher scored points in both races of the opening round in Bahrain, although he finished sixth in the sprint race, having started on pole position.

And Fiorio, who ran Ferrari in the late 80s and early 90s, is not impressed with the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

"In Formula 2 he's driving a very competitive car, but he took an eighth and a sixth place in Bahrain," he told tuttomotoriweb.com.

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"In F1 testing he was second, but with a set of tyres two steps softer than Verstappen, who was faster than him.

"By now, Mick Schumacher doesn't look competitive to me, but anyway they are making a big fuss around him."

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