“At the age of 11, I still did not understand his contribution to world motorsport, and for me he was just a famous racer. I don’t remember the details of our first meeting, but I remember well how I first realized the popularity of Schumacher.
We were in a tent with the team, and we had to close the doors for the fans for a while. Italians are emotional people, they began to knock to get a selfie or an autograph from the elder Schumacher. It was quite creepy, because I had never met such a person in Russia, “RBC quotes Mazepin.