The second generation of the great Formula 1 runners already has their representatives.
Mick Schumacher and his racing car. / Photo: instagram.com/mickschumacher
LatinAmerican Post | Laura Viviana Guevara Muñoz
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As in all sports, it is normal for those historical names to withdraw from the competitions to give way to new generations. Formula 1 is no exception, and in the cases presented below, it will be the children who replace their parents within the first divisions of this sport. That is why from LatinAmerican Post we show you the children of important brokers who decided to follow in the footsteps of their parents.
1. Mick Schumacher
Mick is the son of the legendary Formula 1 driver, Michael Schumacher. The latter had to withdraw from the races when in 2013 he suffered a serious accident when skiing with his family and so far the state of health of the former driver has not been known clearly.
The son of the seven-time champion decided to follow in his father's footsteps, and at the age of 21 he already has several victories throughout his career, which began in 2008. As he passed through Formula 4 he was crowned as twice runner-up ; and reached the triumph in Formula 3.
He currently runs in Formula 2 with the Prema team, and in the past he not only achieved the victory in Hungaroring but also finished in 12th place. In addition, he is part of the select group of the Ferrari Pilot Academy, the same that claimed that this 2020 will be pending their performance as they consider it a good candidate for Formula 1.
2. Sebastián Montoya
One of the most remembered rivalries in Formula 1 was that of Michael Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya; and as mentioned by several media could happen again. The above taking into account that the son of the Colombian, Sebastián Montoya with fourteen years is already launching his career as a pilot.
Like Mick, the Colombian is part of the Prema team, but until now he is starting in Formula 4, and his official debut will be until May 2020, when the initial round is held in Italy . Although they still do not compete in the same division, it is to be expected that the Colombian will gradually level up and come to compete in Formula 1.
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3. Giuliano Alesi
Son of one of the legends of Formula 1, Jean Alesi, at 20, Giuliano follows in his footsteps. Like, Schumacher, it is also part of the Ferrari Pilot Academy. He is currently competing in Formula 2, and last season he finished in position number 15.
In addition, in 2020 it will run with the HWA Racelab team, a curious situation, given that the German company also distributes components and vehicles for Mercedes, one of Ferrari's rival teams.
4. Kevin Magnussen
At 27, the son of retired driver Jan Magnussen has a great record throughout his career. Since 2008, the Danish has been competing in different competitions such as the Renault Formula, the German Formula 3. However, he made his great leap to Formula 1 in 2014, when McLaren team signed him as second driver .
After a couple of years where he could not highlight or demonstrate his potential, in 2017 the Haas team announced his signing in 2017. In the results of 2019 he finished in 20th place. Although his best result was in 2018, when it turned out in the ninth position.
5. Pedro Piquet
There is no doubt that the Brazilian of 21 has motor racing in the blood. His father is Nelson Piquet, world champion of Formula 1 and his older brother, Nelson Piquet JR, is the champion of the 2014-2015 season of Formula E.
His career began since 2006, but until 2014 he debuted in a major competition such as the Toyota Racing Series . Little by little it was accumulating titles that were scaling it to different categories. In 2019, he achieved the fifth position of Formula 3 and in 2020 will run with the Czech team Charouz Racing System in his debut in Formula 2.