Michael Schumacher's son Mick reflects on the 'best times' he had with his dad in a rare, emotional interview
The 19-year-old said he had the "best times" with his father, who has not been seen in public since his skiing accident in December 2013 in the French Alps
Racing legend Michael Schumacher's son, Mick Schumacher, recently talked about the "best times" he enjoyed with his father in an emotional interview, where he also talked about the F1 legend as being his "idol."
Nineteen-year-old Mick, who is also a racing driver, said that he was delighted to be compared to his father, who has not been seen in public since his skiing accident in December 2013 in the French Alps.
Reports state that Michael was left comatose after he hit his head on a rock and had to undergo two life-saving operations. The racing legend is currently receiving constant care at a retreat in Switzerland.
The teenager talked about his relationship with the F1 legend and said that his father played a crucial role in encouraging him to race as he is now the European Formula 3 champion.
Mick, while speaking on Germany's RTL channel, said: "It's wonderful to feel all this support and share it with my family. My dad asked if I wanted to do it professionally or whether we should just do it for fun, as a hobby. I, of course, said I want to do it professionally,' Mick said on the 'Schumacher - the next generation' programme.
"I always want to compare myself to the best, and my father is the best. He's also my idol. I'm pleased if I can compare myself to him. Many world champions compare themselves to my father [Karting track] We did a lot of driving around to be quicker. Even on days when the karting track was closed we'd go there and we were allowed to do some laps. That was always the best time," the racing champion added.
One of Mick's friends, last week, had said that the teenager was finding it "hard" coping with his father's injuries. The F1 legend was injured while he was on holiday with his family.
According to Nicklas Nielsen, a close friend of Mick, Michael has been quiet about his injuries since the accident and it still "remains a mystery."
"Mick does not say he is sad about his father. He just said sometimes that it is sometimes hard. I know him very well, also privately. He is a very quiet and calm guy. Very nice and welcoming and he talks to everyone. It was completely closed and not talked about. I still do a little karting with Ralf Schumacher and his team and nobody talks about it," Nielsen told Danish newspaper BT.