Rumors are mounting around Mick Schumacher's signing to Alfa Romeo for 2021, and the first rumors from the Nürburgring paddock suggest that the German could be confirmed as early as this weekend.
As we reported to you yesterday, and according to increasingly corroborating sources, the leader of the F2 championship would sign for a single year, certainly with an option to continue his development the following year, and would be accompanied by Kimi Räikkönen, who would extend for one year in the Swiss team.
"I have known Mick since he was born" said Jean Todt at the Gazzetta dello Sport. The FIA president led Michael Schumacher to five world titles, and has remained close to the German's family ever since.
"He had a good season. He has a very important name, but while the name can sometimes open doors, he doesn't drive the car. Nor is it the name that is causing the success he is currently enjoying. . "
Todt notes the role Corinna Schumacher, Mick's mother, played in the blossoming of the pilot's career: "Corinna is a very dear person to me. You really understand people in tough times and she's been through a lot, but she's behaved in a fantastic way."