Mick Schumacher chooses ‘meaningful’ race number 47 | Motorsport

sport“>”It is a combination of two figures that mean a lot to me,” said 21-year-old Schumacher, who will drive the first free practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the Haas car next week.

sport“>The 4 refers to the starting number in which the young Schumacher won the world title in Formula 3 in 2018. The 7 is a tribute to his father Michael’s seven world titles. “When I also calculated that all birthdays of our family added together is 47, I had to choose that number,” said the driver.

sport“>“The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy, I have no words for it. I always believed that I would realize my dream. My mother was not surprised either. She was like; I knew you’d make it. I’ve always felt her support and that of the rest of the family. ”

sport“>His father Michael has not been seen in public since his serious skiing accident in the French Alps in late 2013 in which he suffered serious brain damage.

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