Mick Schumacher wants more Formula One points at the French Grand Prix on Sunday which he is ready to contest despite a stomach bug that prevented him from attending a state prize ceremony for his father Michael Schumacher on Wednesday.
“Hopefully we can garner a few more points,” the Haas driver said on Thursday in reference to the Le Castellet race.
Schumacher, 23, claimed his first career points in eighth three weeks ago in Britain and then even came sixth a week later in Austria.
“I am happy for Mick. He had an unfortunate start. Now he has the results he deserves,” fellow German Sebastian Vettel of Aston Martin said of Schumacher.
Making the top 10 the third straight GP is the clear aim now, and Schumacher said he is feeling better than Wednesday when the bug made him unable to attend the State Prize of North Rhine-Westpahlia ceremony in Cologne where his father was honoured in his German home state for his racing career and social engagement.
His mother Corinna and sister Gina received the order for the seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher who has not appeared in public since suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013.
“It was nice to see it. I am very proud of my father,” Mick Schumacher said.