David Schumacher targets a future in Formula 1


David Schumacher, the 16-year-old son of Ralf Schumacher's, sees a career in Grand Prix racing on the horizon.

The latest member of the Schumacher family to grab the headlines along with cousin Mick will be moving from karting to the German Formula 4 series next year, but David is also looking much further down the road.

"I definitely want to be in Formula 1," said the teenager who will drive for the F4 team owned by his father Ralf.

"I would love to be in F1 together with my cousin Mick," David added.

Young Schumacher, whose 42-year-old father drove for Williams and Toyota until 2007, admits he feels the burden of his famous family name.

"The expectations are simply higher," he said, "especially as my cousin Mick is already very fast.

"For this reason I raced for the first few years with the name of my mother, Brinkmann, so that the media pressure would be lower," Schumacher added.

As for who his heroes are, David explained: "Clearly I have two.

"My father and of course my uncle Michael, simply because he is the most successful driver of all time. But my father was also very good," Schumacher added.

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