Schumacher's Son Mick Junior Wins European F3 Title
Muhammad Rameez 9 days ago Sat 13th October 2018 | 11:57 PM
Mick Schumacher, the teenage son of the stricken Michael Schumacher, was crowned 2018 Formula Three European champion on Saturday to claim the first key title of his career, increasing the possibility of a future in Formula One.
Berlin, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 13th Oct, 2018 ) :Mick Schumacher, the teenage son of the stricken Michael Schumacher, was crowned 2018 Formula Three European champion on Saturday to claim the first key title of his career, increasing the possibility of a future in Formula One.
With one race left this season, the 19-year-old Schumacher finished second in the day's second race at Germany's Hockenheim circuit to leave him with an unassailable lead in the drivers' championship.
"It has not really sunk in yet," Schumacher said.
"I'm delighted, the team has achieved so much throughout the year." Schumacher had been a picture of concentration in the final laps to hold second and secure the title, but punched the air after crossing the finish line.
"I was actually annoyed by a mistake I made earlier in the race," he said with a grin.
Estonia's Juri Vips took the chequered flag, but all the attention was on Schumacher, who dominated the second half of the F3 season after claiming five straight wins last month.
He hugged his team after finishing on the podium for the 13th time in 29 races this season.
Schumacher had finished 12th on Saturday morning after an early crash forced him into the pits, but made no such mistake in the day's second race.
His first F3 title means Schumacher has qualified for a FIA 'super licence', a prerequisite for the jump to Formula One, and follows on from his father, who won the German F3 championships 28 years ago.
He then began a run of nine podium places of the next 12 races.
To avoid attention he raced as "Mick Betsch", using his mother Corinna's maiden name.
Schumacher scored his maiden win at Oschersleben for the Van Amersfoort Racing team, but eventually finished tenth overall after only two podium places.