Formula One debut: Schumacher gears up for generation game in Bahrain
The reigning Formula Two champion makes his F1 debut with Haas in Sunday’s race at the Bahrain International Circuit where, to his obvious amusement, he will face a handful of his father seven-time champion Michael’s one-time rivals. “I guess it’s kind of funny to think about it, that they’ve raced two generations,” he told reporters. “It shows they’ve been in the sport for a while now and they’ve been obviously successful -- therefore they’re here.” Schumacher’s experience in pre-season testing in Bahrain earlier this month was limited to only two half-days due to a gearbox issue, but he said it had not diminished his anticipation. “It’s been a long wait since last year and I am very happy that we are here now and we start tomorrow (Friday) and then we go from there.