Rosberg worries about hype over Schumacher Jr.


BERLIN: Formula One star Nico Rosberg says he worries about the hype surrounding the fledging career of Mick Schumacher as the 16-year-old faces intense media interest whenever he races. Mick, the son of seven-time world Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, had an early exit in a Mercedes event in Stuttgart on Saturday where he raced against Rosberg, last season’s runner-up in the F1 world drivers’ championship behind winner Lewis Hamilton. In a head-to-head in Stuttgart, Schumacher Jnr finished nearly two seconds behind Rosberg, who went on to finish fourth overall in the day’s competition while Hamilton was third, in front of 40,000 spectators. Rosberg, whose father Keke was the 1982 world champion, knows the pressure Mick is under to live up the family name after the teenager’s debut season in Formula Four brought mixed results despite intense media interest.


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