Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, clearly inherited his father’s racing prowess. The teenager won from pole position in last weekend’s Formula 4 race in Germany. This is now his fourth win in this season’s ADAC Formula 4.
Mick Schumacher wowed the home crowd at the Nurburgring this weekend with a flawless drive reminiscent of his father. The 17-year-old racer only entered Formula class competition in 2015 but he’s already showing great potential. Schumacher started his race from pole position and cruised to an easy victory on Saturday in the same circuit where his father won several Formula 1 races.
Joey Mawson finished in second place while Mike Ortmann took the final podium position. Schumacher races for the Prema Powerteam in both the ADAC Formula 4 as well as the Italian Formula 4 Championships. He now has a total of seven race wins in the Formula 4 series.
According to the Daily Mail, Mawson, who drives for Van Amersfoort Racing, is still 39 points ahead of Schumacher in the championship standings. The Australian has a good chance of winning the championship crown considering that only two races remain this season. Schumacher will be fighting hard to catch up when the series heads to Holland, and finally, to Hockenheim for the finale.
Schumacher has some big shoes to fill, with his father holding a record seven Formula One titles. While he has been showing a lot of potential, his manager has previously stated that the young Schumacher will not be rushing into a Formula One debut. She said that his natural course would be to advance into Formula 3.
Meanwhile, his father, Michael, is still recovering from a devastating ski accident that happened back in 2013. Not much has been revealed about his current condition. There has been a total news blackout since he woke up from a medically induced coma that lasted for six months.