Micheal Schumacher: As a memorial to the former MotoGP champion named his son Mick

The seven-time world champion was so fond of Mick Doohan that he named his own child after him.

Michael Schumacher was leading by 40 seconds and he crashed with David Coulthard as he was about to lap him. (Image credit: Twitter)
By Mahaksh Chauhan | Mar 2, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Michael Schumacher is widely regarded as the best Formula One driver of all time. Mick Doohan, a well-known Moto GP racer who won five world titles when the competition was known as the 500 CC championship, falls into the same category. The seven-time world champion was so fond of Mick Doohan that he named his own child after him. Despite competing in two different sports, the two bonded well and became friends because they shared a love of motorsports and speed. Despite the fact that fate was not kind to Doohan’s career, he was involved in a tragic accident in 1992 that severely injured his leg. He didn’t recover completely from his injuries until 1994. In 1999, the Australian racer suffered another injury during practise, effectively ending his career. Mick Schumacher is also an F1 driver, carrying on his father’s and Doohan’s legacy. After winning the F2 championship in 2020, he made his F1 debut in 2021 with Haas.

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Mick Schumacher is now a Mercedes reserve driver and is widely regarded as gifted. Mick Doohan’s son, Jack Doohan, is also attempting to become an F1 driver. In 2023, he will compete in Formula 2. The Ferrari legend, who gave Doohan Jr. his first kart, most likely inspired his ambition. Schumacher realized that his friend’s son would most likely progress to F2 from there.


Netflix’s Drive to Survive simply seems to get better and better as they continue to release excellent material from the past F1 seasons. Mick Schumacher was one of the key players to keep an eye on in the 2022 season. The German had a disastrous season, scoring points in just two races. Season 5 of Netflix’s Drive to Survive does an excellent job of highlighting the issues he faced. They also talk about how his relationship with team principal Guenther Steiner became strained due to his persistent underperformance. Steiner appeared to lose his cool and slammed Mick Schumacher after he crashed in one of the episodes. ‘Like Father, Like Son,’ episode 4 of Season 5 of Drive to Survive, explores Mick Schumacher’s challenges and the constant parallels drawn between him and his father, Michael Schumacher.

The episode highlighted Haas’ ongoing criticism of Mick’s Formula One debut, which boiled over on one occasion. Following his incident at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Haas team principal Guenther Steiner was harsh in his criticism of the 23-year-old. Steiner called Haas owner Gene right away and informed him of the situation. “****ing hell. We gave him (Mick) a year to learn. What does he do in the second race? He ****ing destroys the car just because the other one (Kevin Magnussen) is faster. Steiner emphasised that a car has specific pieces that are extremely “tough to put back together” after a major collision. The 23-year-old German was then interviewed by Netflix, during which he explained his side of the story. He explained that as a driver, he was pushing himself to the limit. He did, however, admit that doing so at a track like Saudi was perhaps not the best idea.