There will be a new Schumacher revving his engine in Formula One when the season kicks off in Bahrain on Sunday.
Son of legendary driver Michael, Mick, will make his debut for Haas at the Bahrain International Circuit.
After starting his career in karting, Mick went on to win the Formula 3 European championship in 2018 and the Formula Two title in 2020.
Not a bad CV for a young man who turns 22 on Monday.
But this week, the noise around him will echo with reminders of his father whose last race in a glittering career came in Brazil at the end of the 2012 season.
The 52-year-old seven-time world champ Michael has not been seen in public for more than seven years after a skiing accident, witnessed by Mick, in the French Alps left him with severe brain injuries.
But he remains the inspiration for his son, who says: “I definitely look at what he achieved, and I try to learn from it.
“He’s been the benchmark for so long and for me he’s still the benchmark, so I’ll always refer to him.
“That’s on the sporting side, and on the human side, I’ll always admire how his consistency across all those years and how he kept his feet on the ground.
“That’s something I appreciate very much, but also something I can learn from and carry through my career.”
He adds: “At the beginning you don’t understand what it takes. As I grew older, I understood how much sacrifice it takes [to get to F1].”