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Mick OK with burden of Schumacher name

Mick Schumacher has hailed his dad Michael as the greatest of all time and admitted he’s OK with comparisons between the pair.The 21-year-old is gearing up to follow in his father’s footsteps and make his Formula 1 debut next year.Kayo is your ticket to the best sport streaming Live & On-Demand. New to Kayo? Get…

Mick Schumacher has hailed his dad Michael as the greatest of all time and admitted he’s OK with comparisons between the pair.

The 21-year-old is gearing up to follow in his father’s footsteps and make his Formula 1 debut next year.

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Mick’s dad Michael is a seven-time world champion — tied with Lewis Hamilton, who also beat the German’s legendary 91-race win record.

Yet Mick claimed his old man remains the best after insisting he understands the constant comparisons with the 51-year-old.

He told Bild: “I’m OK with that; all the questions and comparisons with my father do not bother me.

“For me, he is the all-time best in this sport, to which he has given his all. I don’t see why I should disregard that.”

The Formula 1 season is set to start again in March and Mick, due to make his debut for Haas, admitted it will be a special moment for his family.

The Formula 2 champion added: “It will generally be a very special moment.

“It will certainly be a very moving moment, but I want to stay focused on my objectives, my races and the work with the team.”

Schumacher Jr will partner fellow rookie Nikita Mazepin, the son of a Russian billionaire, who was confirmed at the start of the month.

Schumacher Sr suffered a severe head trauma in a skiing accident in 2013.

The legendary German driver is thought to be continuing his recovery at a luxury villa in Majorca but his close friend and ex-Ferrari chief Jean Todt suggested the 51-year-old may be conscious.

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This article first appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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