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Mick Schumacher happy to live up to Michael’s reputation

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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