Mick Schumacher took a few hits on some social media channels after offer up a ‘no comment’ to a question about Lewis Hamilton and Formula 1’s anti-racism messaging.
When asked about the current era of racial and environmental political activism championed by seven time world champion Hamilton, the Haas F1 Team rookie Schumacher told the Italian La Stampa newspaper: “No comment.”
Immediately, a handful of social media users lined up to take a shot at the Haas F1 Team rookie.
“In the end, we won’t remember the words of our enemies, we will remember the silence of our friends,” one said on social media. Another added: “If you are neutral on these matters, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
Schumacher on Friday issued a clarification through is own Twitter account.
I was recently misinterpreted after an interview, on a question surrounding political activism. Just to make one thing clear. I’m against any form of injustice and inequality, and support the fight against racism.
As for other parts of the interview, the 21-year-old son of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher also refused to answer a question about whether he has been able to speak with his famous father about his forthcoming F1 debut.
“This is a private matter,” the young Schumacher answered. “We should return to motorsport topics.”
Schumacher does admit to talking with another German, his mentor and four-time F1 championo Sebastian Vettel.
“Seb and I talk to each other regularly,” Mick said. “He has a lot of experience and gives me advice. He’s keeping an eye on me.”
Finally, Schumacher admitted that his ultimate goal is to follow in the wheel-tracks of his father and Vettel by wearing red in Formula 1.
“I am very happy to be at Haas,” Mick, who is currently in quarantine in Britain ahead of a visit to Haas, said. “I’m on my debut and I’d like to make the very best of it, then we’ll see what the future has in store for me.
“Everything is unpredictable now, but I don’t deny it—it would be a dream to drive a Ferrari like my father did.”
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