Formula Two Championship leader Mick Schumacher was set to make his F1 weekend debut on Friday with Alfa Romeo, but poor conditions forced the FIA to cancel the first two practice sessions of the Eifel Grand Prix weekend.
Speaking ahead of Free Practice One, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel said Mick Schumacher “deserves his shot” in Formula One.
Continuing, Vettel said: “Hopefully we see him not only tomorrow, but hopefully another Friday this year, and then hopefully in the car in a race seat next year. I think that’s what I wish for him.
“He’s having a great season, he’s leading the Formula 2 Championship and as I said I hope he can seal the seat for next year.
“I think he’s a great kid and I really like him and I’m sure he’s going to go a long way and do well. This is probably a sort of kick-off for him.”
Unfortunately, rainy and foggy conditions at the Nurburgring prevented any running in both of the Friday practice sessions, so Schumacher will have to wait until another grand prix to make his F1 weekend debut.
The young German is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) and has been strongly linked with Alfa Romeo, one of Ferrari’s customer teams, for the 2021 Formula One season.
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