Mick Schumacher to Aston Martin? This is how Sebastian Vettel reacts

Will Mick Schumacher succeed Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin? If Heppenheimer has his way, it will happen that way. As he revealed on his Formula 1 farewell tour that started on Thursday, he has already campaigned for his compatriot with team owner Lawrence Stroll.

After the announced end of his career, Sebastian Vettel was by far the most sought-after Formula 1 driver in Hungary on Thursday. Again and again the Heppenheimer explained the reasons for his resignation. At the same time, however, the journalists on site also probed and asked the four-time world champion who he would like to see as his successor at Aston Martin. Vettel’s clear answer: Mick Schumacher.

“Of course I spoke to Lawrence and told him that I would not continue. And we also had a brief conversation about what could come next,” Vettel revealed that he had already suggested a successor to the team boss.

“I have my opinion there,” said Vettel and added: “I think a lot of Mick. Of course I’m not completely objective because I’m very close to him, but I think he’s a great driver,” the Aston touched -Martin pilot the advertising drum for his compatriot.

In his eyes, Schumacher is a driver who is always learning. “He’s still learning when others stop and make no progress. He has many qualities, but at the same time he’s still very young,” said Vettel about the 23-year-old son of the record world champion.

He doesn’t know whether Mick has realistic chances for the cockpit, said the Heppenheimer: “And it’s not my decision either. But if I’m asked, I’ll give my opinion. In the end, however, the team has to make the decision.

Schumacher himself tried to downplay the emerging rumors when he was told about Vettel’s support: “I think there’s still a lot to do here and that’s the focus at the moment,” he said diplomatically. “We’ll see what the future brings. I never say never, but my focus right now is Budapest with Haas.”

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