Michael Schumacher’s son Mick reveals treasured childhood memory with beloved racer dad as he opens up about F1 legend | The Sun

Michael Schumacher’s son Mick reveals treasured childhood memory with beloved racer dad as he opens up about F1 legend | The Sun

September 28, 2022

MICK Schumacher has revealed a treasured childhood memory he shares with his beloved dad while opening up about the F1 legend.

The 23-year-old, who followed in Michael's legendary footsteps with a career on the track, told how a song serves as a reminder of the good old days for the pair.


The racing ace, who currently competes for Haas, cast his mind back to the first melody he ever remembers hearing as a kid.

He recalled how he was driving through Switzerland with Michael, his mum Corinna and sister Gina-Maria, when they listened to Lily Allen.

The family had just seen her perform live and were singing along to her 2009 hit F**k You, from her second album It's Not Me, It's You.

Speaking to NME magazine, Mick explained: "I was a child when it came out in 2009 and I was small and I remember I wasn’t allowed to say the lyrics.

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"I had to say 'F you'. I first heard it when I was in the car with my family.

“We had just been to a Lily Allen concert in Switzerland where I got to meet her."

The pint-sized pop fan told how the memory was engrained firmly on his brain due to the Brit singer being just 5ft 2inches.

Mick added: "I remember it well because I didn’t have to look so far up because she’s not that tall.

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"It was great because I thought ‘finally, someone I can talk to'."

And it seems the father and son often enjoyed bonding over tracks – both on and off the racecourse.

The German went on to let slip that seven-time world champion Michael has a soft spot for one of Scotland's most famous singers.

The 23-year-old admitted that his father used to love listening to Paisley-born singer Paolo Nutini.

Mick said: "I remember listening to [Paolo Nutini – Last Request] with my dad. I really enjoyed his singing.

"He’s [Michael] a big fan of many songs but that was one of the songs we listened to back in the day."

Another Scottish duo has now satisfied his eardrums too, as Mick revealed LF System’s Afraid to Feel has been stuck in his head.

I remember listening to [Paolo Nutini – Last Request] with my dad. I really enjoyed his singing.

He explained the song occasionally plays in the Haas garage before a race, as the mechanics change who plays the music weekly.

Asked what song he would like played at his funeral, he said Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry Be Happy.

He added: "I just want people to be happy at my funeral. It should be more of a party than a sad occasion."

Mick has pursued a career in motor racing and mimicked the path of his famous father Michael.

In December 2013, the German racing legend suffered a severe brain injury during a skiing accident in the French Alps.

He was placed in a medically induced coma until June 2014 and is now back home near Lake Geneva in Switzerland with his family.

Since the horrifying incident nearly nine years ago, Michael, 53, has lived an extremely private life – with very few updates on his health.

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But he is reported to have received medical care costing as much as £115,000-a-week.

Only small trickles of information have been released, with reports that Schumacher remains in a wheelchair and can react to things around him.



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