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2020-09-10 11:30
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Mick Schumacher. Image: Instagram / Mick Schumacher

• Mick Schumacher poised for 2021 F1 debut.

• Schumacher is currently second in the Formula 2 championship.

• The youngster could join either Haas or Alfa Romeo.

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The Formula 2 title will guarantee a route into Formula 1 for Mick Schumacher.

That is the view of former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov, in the wake of Ferrari junior Schumacher's victory at Monza last weekend.

The 21-year-old son of F1 great Michael Schumacher has had a mixed run in Formula 2 to date, but he is now second overall in the championship.

"If Mick Schumacher wins the championship, he will be in Formula 1 - 100%," Petrov told Tass news agency.

On everyone's lips

However, he is sandwiched in the drivers' standings by the two other Ferrari academy members - championship leader Callum Ilott, and Russian Robert Shwartzman.

With both Alfa Romeo and Haas as the potential 2021 destinations, Petrov said: "We can see this struggle for a place in F1. All three of them are very strong, but the name of Mick Schumacher is on everyone's lips. I think the important thing for Robert is to concentrate on his work," he added, referring to his Russian countryman.

So while Petrov thinks the title will guarantee a F1 seat for Schumacher, the same is not true of the other two Ferrari juniors.

"If Robert wins, and Mick is second, then this is not a 100% guarantee for Robert. But I think for everyone who understands speed, which is all of the F1 teams, then Robert is one of the highest on the list."

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