Two stages before the end of the season in Formula 2, Mick Schumacher leads the individual standings of the series, ahead of his closest pursuer, Callum Ilott, by 22 points. But each of the stages consists of two races that will be held in Bahrain, two of them on a new track configuration, on which no one has ever competed.
In just these four races, you can earn 80 points, while Mick Schumacher is 51 points away from Robert Schwartzman, his teammate in the Prema team, occupying the 5th line, as well as from another Russian pilot, Nikita Mazepin (he and Schwartzman 140 points), so all the top six riders have something to fight for.
Last weekend, Mick took part in the Help the Children charity marathon on German RTL (by the way, it raised € 15.7 million), and of course he was asked about his mood before the final stage of the season.
“After Sochi, I was in a great mood, although we had an almost two-month break (at Sochi Autodrom, Schumacher won the Saturday race, and finished third in the Sunday sprint),” Mick said. – But I am glad that the struggle will resume soon, and I am ready to fulfill the tasks facing me in Bahrain.
I would not mind if the season continued immediately after the stage in Russia, but now everything is on an equal footing: after September 27, none of us had the opportunity to pilot a Formula 2 car. All this time I was in close contact with my team and prepared well …
In 2019, the weekend in Bahrain was successful for me, it was my debut F2 race, and I finished eighth, so on Sunday I started from pole. However, it was not possible to keep the first position at that time due to the beginning of problems with rubber wear. But the new 18-inch tires, which we have been using from this season, are easier to work with, they have more resource. “