The kids are holding down the fort in the Schumacher household. While Formula One legend Michael Schumacher continues to recover from his devastating ski accident, his kids are leading their own successful sporting careers. His son Mick is currently racing in the Formula 4 circuit, while his daughter Gina-Maria has just won a medal in a Swiss equestrian competition.
Gina-Maria Schumacher, 19, is making a name for herself in the riding industry. According to the Daily Mail, Michael Schumacher’s firstborn won a medal in the SVAG FEI European Championship Reining Young Riders 2016. The event was held at the CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland last week.
While her father, brother and uncle Ralf are all into motor racing, Gina-Maria followed the footsteps of her mother. Corinna Betsch, Michael Schumacher’s wife, is also an accomplished equestrienne. In fact, the CS Ranch, which hosts several prestigious equestrian competitions, is owned by Corinna.
Last year, Gina-Maria made her presence felt in the riding scene when she won in the FEI European Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders. Her success shows that both the Schumacher children are holding up well despite Michael’s devastating accident.
Mick is currently competing in Formula 4, and is already starting rumors of a possible Formula 1 debut in the near future. Speculations about his Formula 1 future gathered momentum when he visited the Ferrari and Mercedes pits during the German Grand Prix last month. He is currently second in the Formula 4 Championship standings and is believed to be eyeing a move to Formula 3, a series which is seen as the ultimate stepping stone into F1.
While his kids are thriving in their own careers, Michael Schumacher continues his road to recovery. Metro reports that there is at least some good news about his current condition. Former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo reportedly said that Schumacher is reacting to treatment and he feels positive that his condition is improving. “I’m sure that thanks to his determination, which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very difficult situation,” he said.