In The Driver's Seat

Are Schumacher, Russell the new F1 speed kings?

While young drivers Mick Schumacher (left) and George Russell both aim to excel, their approaches are a study in contrast.
While young drivers Mick Schumacher (above) and George Russell both aim to excel, their approaches are a study in contrast.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
While young drivers Mick Schumacher (left) and George Russell both aim to excel, their approaches are a study in contrast.
While young drivers Mick Schumacher and George Russell (above) both aim to excel, their approaches are a study in contrast.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Mick Schumacher and George Russell… Two young men with big futures in Formula One, enjoyed respectively the joy and despair of motor racing in Bahrain last weekend.

Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, clinched the prestigious FIA Formula 2 Championship, one step below the big league, in which he will race next year following the expected confirmation that he will join the American Haas team for his 2021 graduation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 08, 2020, with the headline 'Are Schumacher, Russell the new F1 speed kings?'. Subscribe