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Schumacher aiming to write own legacy after proving F1 place

Schumacher aiming to write own legacy after proving F1 place

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Schumacher aiming to write own legacy after proving F1 place

Schumacher aiming to write own legacy after proving F1 place
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Haas driver Mick Schumacher has again insisted his junior category results have proven he is not only in F1 for his famous surname and is aiming to create his own legacy in the sport.

Schumacher was champion in European F3 and then F2 before making the step into F1 with Haas in 2021, dominating his head-to-head with team-mate Nikita Mazepin.

Schumacher's talents were on full display in Turkey, in particular, where, in tricky conditions, he dragged the undeveloped VF-21 through to Q2 on pure pace alone.

The German was even denied an opportunity to reach Q3 by a Lance Stroll spin that triggered yellow flags on the rookie's flying lap.

After his first season, Schumacher has been named as a joint-reserve driver for Ferrari in 2022 alongside Formula E-bound Antonio Giovinazzi.

With the pressure of carrying the Schumacher surname after father Michael's seven world titles and uncle Ralf's race-winning ability, a lot of expectation has been placed on the younger Schumacher's shoulders.

Asked in an interview including GPFans if he felt he had proven himself during his maiden season, Schumacher replied: "Yeah, I guess obviously, I'm doing whatever I can and do it the best way I can.

"Yeah, I came in with my surname, but in the end also I have the results behind me. I was able to prove my way into Formula 1.

"If I add a legacy or not, that's up to my own career, up to myself at the end.

"I'm here to win at the end, I'm not here to just be here."

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