Schumacher ignores poor loser Ticktum, thanks Ferrari

Mick Schumacher (DEU, PREMA Theodore Racing
ยฉFormula3

Mick Schumacher dismissed the controversial comments from his European F3 rival Dan Ticktum, who sought to undermine the German driver's recent achievements and five-race winning streak.

After enduring another painful defeat at the hands of Schumacher last weekend at the Red Bull Ring, and watching his championship hopes slowly drift away, Ticktum resorted to silly innuendo, qualifying his opponent's sudden winning surge as "interesting".

The Brit took to social media to vent his frustrations, saying he felt "robbed" of a championship, adding "I am fighting a losing battle as my last name is not Schumacher."

The wiser and more mature Schumacher simply shrugged off his rival's silly outburst.

"I do not listen to something like that. The car is terrific to drive. Weโ€™ve evolved as a team, while others may have stopped at one point," the 18-year-old told Speedweek.

"I wish him good luck that he stays in the title fight. But I focus on myself, thatโ€™s my key.

"Everyone evolves during the year. We never stop working and learning. After my win at Spa it was not easy, but we managed to be consistent, especially in qualifying, with good lap times."

The son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher also had a few thankful words for Ferrari's Maurizio Arrivabene who praised Mick's results in F3 this season, saying he would always be welcome at Maranello.

"It's nice to see that my performance is recognised, and if it's by a team like Ferrari, that's very nice. But to just be mentioned generally in the world of Formula 1 is positive," he said.

Formula 1 is undoubtedly Schumacher's final destination, but a passage next season through the ranks of Formula 2 will likely be the next stage in the young man's promising career.

"The focus right now is clearly on Formula 3. We are discussing it, but at the moment there is nothing fixed."

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