AMAZING footage has emerged of Michael Schumacher and Jos Verstappen speaking about their sons competing in Method 1… from 18 years in the past.
Schumacher was on the way in which to successful his fifth of seven Championships on the time, whereas Verstappen had most not too long ago been racing for Arrow.
Michael and Jos mentioned their youngsters’ F1 prospects again in 2002
Mick will comply with in his illustrious father’s footsteps when he joins up with Haas subsequent seasonCredit score: AFP or licensors
And through one interview, the duo had been requested concerning the prospect of their sons, then aged three and 5 respectively, competing in F1 towards one another in future.
When the topic was raised, Schumacher, with a smile, started: “Now we have by no means had any type of argument in our friendship.
“I feel this might be the primary we’re going to have some argument if our two can be racing one another.”
And Verstappen echoed: “Very comparable, very comparable age so for positive they are going to compete to one another in the event that they develop up and resolve to enter go-karts.”
Schumacher then interjected, with fun: “However I feel horse using or golf is a significantly better sport for our children!”
Verstappen, now 48, then continued: “For me if he actually needs to… I imply, Method 1 may be very far-off. And also you by no means know what occurs after 15 years.
“However I actually will assist them, no matter he needs to play. If he needs to play soccer, I do the whole lot I can to get the most effective staff or no matter, and it’s the identical in go-kart or tennis.”
Because it turned out Max wished to pursue F1, and because it occurs, is excellent at it.
Max Verstappen is already a famous person in his personal proper with 9 wins and 41 podiums to this pointCredit score: AP:Related Press
Now 23, the Dutchman is about to compete for Crimson Bull as soon as once more subsequent yr – however this time, up towards Mick Schumacher.
Michael’s son, now 21, has confirmed himself in F2 this season – at present scooping the Championship in a dramatic season finale.
And he’ll make the step up subsequent yr, having signed for Haas.
Upon the information, joyful Mick stated: “The prospect of being on the Method 1 grid subsequent yr makes me extremely comfortable and I’m merely speechless.
I additionally wish to acknowledge and lengthen my like to my dad and mom – I do know that I owe them the whole lot
“I want to thank Haas F1 Group, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for putting their belief in me.
“I additionally wish to acknowledge and lengthen my like to my dad and mom – I do know that I owe them the whole lot.
“I’ve all the time believed that I might realise my dream of Method 1.
“An enormous thank you need to additionally go to all the nice motorsport followers on the market who’ve supported me all through my profession.
“I’ll give it my all, as I all the time do, and I look ahead to happening this journey along with Haas F1 and them.”