Michael's son is following in his footsteps
The budding racing driver will make his Formula 3 debut later this year.
Despite his decorated family name, the 19-year-old has never publicly spoken out about his father.
While training in Spielberg, Austria, this week he told RTL why he looks up to his seven-time F1 champion dad.
He said: “My role model is my dad. Simply because it is the best. My idol.”
The family was left devastated when the former Ferrari ace suffered horrific head injuries in a tragic skiing accident in 2013.
In keeping with the rest of the family, Mick has kept quiet about his father’s health, with the Schumacher family only saying they are “very sad”.
The teenager faced further heartache this month following the death of his favourite uncle to cancer.
The teenager has described his father as his idol
However, despite the heartache, he is stepping into the limelight to follow his dreams to become a Formula One World Champion.
Last week, the budding driver was signed as a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, the team his father Michael came out of retirement for from 2010 to 2012.
Mercedes came under fire recently for scrapping a tribute message to Michael from its F1 cars.
He suffered horrific head injuries while skiing
Mick is also starring in a series of comedy videos called “Fahrschule Furious” – which means “Furious Driving School” – after joining the brand.
Mick – who has been dubbed ‘Quick Mick’ – will compete in the FIA Formula 3 European Championships after finishing second in the German and Italian F4 championships last year.
The younger Schumacher will race for Italian Prema Powerteam with a Mercedes-AMG Formula 3 engine this season.
Despite having big shoes to fill, it appears the young talent is up to the challenge.
He said: “My goal is also to become Formula One World Champion.”