Mick Schumacher, the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, has won his first Formula 4 race at the Oschersleben track in Germany. Previously at the track, located between Hannover and Berlin, Schumacher finished races at 9th and 12th.
Formerly racing under his mother’s maiden name of Betsch to preserve his anonymity, Mick won the Best Rookie Award racing for the Dutch Van Amersfoort Racing. Racing runs in Mick’s family – his father is regarded by most as the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time, and his uncle Ralf Schumacher has also had success in Formula One.
While Mick has doubtless been familiarised with the sport by his iconic father, reports in the German media suggest former World Champion and F1 icon Sebastian Vettel has been mentoring the younger Schumacher as he makes his way through motorsport.
Vettel is famously a protege of Michael, who has been one of his childhood icons. In an echo of Schumacher, the younger German champion is also now a Ferrari driver, alongside The Iceman, Kimi Raikkonen. Mentored himself by M. Schumacher, Vettel is now guiding M. Schumacher himself.
Michael is currently still in recovery from a severe head injury sustained in December 2013 whilst skiing with his family in the French Alps.Published 28 Apr 2015, 11:22 IST