Formula One legend Michael Schumacher will be proud about his son’s achievements in the Formula 4 series. Mick Schumacher is steadily making a name for himself but unfortunately missed out on the 2016 German Formula 4 title to Joey Mawson.
According to Autosport, Schumacher and Mawson took it up to the final race weekend to decide the championship. Unfortunately, a 39-point deficit coming into the last round was too steep for the Prema Powerteam driver to overcome. Mawson won the German F4 title for Van Amersfoort Racing, after battling with Schumacher all season.
Mawson sealed the title quickly, by winning the first race of the weekend. The results of the remaining two races became irrelevant, after Mawson’s lead became mathematically impossible for Schumacher to overcome.
Despite losing out on the German series, Schumacher still has a chance to claim the Italian F4 title. The final round will be held in Monza at the end of the month. However, he will also be entering the weekend in second place. At the moment, he is 25 points behind Marcos Siebert.
Despite the massive gap in points, Schumacher could still potentially earn 48 points in the Monza weekend. It remains to be seen if he will be able to overtake Siebert in the standings.
While proving to be very competitive in F4, Michael Schumacher fans are already awaiting any news of Mick’s Formula One debut. Wheels24 shared that he is doing everything that he can to prepare for his F1 future. “My goal is to be fully prepared to start in F1,’ he said.
However, he revealed that he is not rushing into the series where his famous father won seven world championship titles. “At the moment I am simply trying to learn, so I can’t say when the time will come,” he added.
After completing only his second season in single-seater racing cars this year, Schumacher thinks that his next step should be entering Formula 3. “F3 would be the logical next step, I believe that I will be at the next tests,” he confirmed.
While Mick Schumacher tries to make a name for himself in the racing scene, health updates about his father’s condition are still few and far between. A news blackout has given limited information on the real status of Michael Schumacher’s health since he suffered a life-threatening ski accident in December 2013. The latest statement from the family’s lawyer denied reports that the F1 legend is able to walk unaided.