Mick Schumacher's incredible nod to father in subtle F1 gesture

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Mick Schumacher (pictured) during a pre-season press conference.
Mick Schumacher (pictured) has requested to have 'MSC', his father's racing abbreviation, on the grid screen when making his F1 debut for Haas. (Getty Images)

Mick Schumacher, son of legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher, has made the request to F1 to give him the 'MSC' abbreviation made famous by his father.

In a monumental moment for the sport, Schumacher will be making his debut in the F1 for Haas.

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The son of the seven-time F1 champion will be making his debut in a year with just three days of testing.

But in a touching gesture, he asked if he could adopt his father's abbreviation for the season.

F1 grid names show just three letter abbreviations.

In previous years, Schumacher had 'SCH' when racing in F2.

However, his father had raced under 'MSC' in order to distinguish himself from his brother Ralf Schumacher.

And Schumacher asked the F1 if he could adopt the 'MSC' abbreviation for his name on the grid screen.

And the young driver tweeted his satisfaction after seeing the letters 'MSC' during testing and timing in Bahrain.

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"I wanted 'MSC'," Schumacher said. 

"It's an emotional bond I have to it.

"I think it's quite nice for everybody watching the timing screens and seeing 'MSC' back on the screens as well."

Schumacher's strong start

Schumacher enjoyed a strong day after completing 87 laps after taking over the car from teammate Nikita Mazepin.

The former F2 champion is brimming with energy for the up-coming season even though Haas are expected to run at the back of the grid.

He told reporters the Bahrain Grand Prix "can't come quick enough" ahead of his March 28 debut.

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