Mick Schumacher says he “felt at home” during his first taste of Formula 1 machinery at the in-season test in Bahrain for Ferrari.
Schumacher made his F1 test debut for the Italian outfit on Tuesday, who his seven-time world champion father Michael raced for 11 seasons winning five consecutive world championships from 2000-2004.
The German finished the days running second-fastest, pipped by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the final few minutes of the session, and was blown away by the performance of the SF90.
“The emotions I can tell you were really nice. It was feeling like home already,” Schumacher said, as quoted by Crash.net.
“It was beautiful to make those first laps and to see all those guys working on the car and working with me. I felt very comfortable and felt at home.
“The feeling I had going out and the first time on the throttle… this thing has so much power. I felt good and there is so much potential in the car with the speed through the corners and in traction it is hard to describe.
“I am sure there is a lot more to come. You can brake later and later and later and the car would still stop in the same way. It was crazy really.”
Schumacher, who scored a double points finish on his debut weekend in Formula 2, will now switch his duties to test for Alfa Romeo on Wednesday and is already eyeing improving on his first days work.
“I’m just waiting to get out there again. Just looking forward to it really, trying to improve the spots that I wanted to improve today,” he added.
“Every single time I went out, I learned something new about how to drive the car, about the feeling I had in the car, the feeling I was looking for in the car.
“I think we managed really well, thanks to the guys that explained it to me in the right way and managed to bring me that information that I needed.
“I think the harmony in the team was very good, and it worked well.”