The second lesson is about learning how to navigate a roundabout.
After understanding some of the basics in the first episode of the five-part web series, Mick Schumacher is now out on the streets practicing in a Mercedes-AMG A45 hot hatch. On the passenger’s seat is comedian Harry G fulfilling his role as a driving instructor and teaching “Quick Mick” to always check all three rearview mirrors as well as use the turn signals to inform the other drivers about his intentions.
Things get out of hand shortly after they enter a roundabout and notice a couple of bottle crates, but thankfully the talented Formula 3 driver acts fast and manages to avoid an impact. His quick response prompts the "driving instructor" to say his reflexes are better than those of legendary goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.
The “lucky mushroom” is then asked to follow a street sweeper, which he describes as being a Safety Car. Behind the wheel of the utilitarian vehicle is none other than Bernd Mayländer, the official F1 safety car driver. That’s where the action comes to an end, so we’ll have to wait a few more days to find out what happens in the next installment of the series dubbed “Fahrschule (driving school) Furious.” Soccer player Mesut Özil is also set to make an appearance in one of the remaining episodes.
A Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador, 18-year-old Mick Schumacher kicked off his career in karting back in 2008 and progressed to the ADAC Formula 4 competition in 2015 with team Van Amersfoort Racing. Last year, he made the switch to the Italy-based Prema Powerteam and finished runner-up in the championship. Mick also took part in the Italian F4 competition and grabbed second place at the end of the season.
The 10-round FIA Formula 3 European Championship is scheduled to kick off April 14-16 at Silverstone in the support program of WEC.