A few days after the announcement of his next start in F1, the German Mick Schumacher is crowned in F2. Michael’s son won the title in Bahrain on Sunday.
The 21-year-old driver only finished the last race of the season in 18th place, enough to be crowned with 14 points ahead of his last rival, Briton Callum Ilott, 10th on the Sakhir circuit.
“I’m a little overwhelmed at the moment, it’s going to take a few days… I’m just very happy and grateful,” he reacted once he got out of his car. “No matter what the outcome of this race is, we are champions and that’s what people will remember. “
Mick Schumacher will be promoted to the premier class next season in the American Haas team.
To prepare, he will participate with the American team in free practice 1 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday and in the end of season tests at the same Yas Marina circuit on December 15.
“I want to recognize the role of my parents”
Born on March 22, 1999, Mick now races under his last name, but he first protected himself by registering in karting in 2008 under that of his mother, Betsch, then as Mick Junior. The German made his single-seater debut in 2015 in the German F4 Championship, before advancing to European F3 in 2017 and winning the title there in 2018.
He joined the Ferrari Driver Academy (following in the footsteps of Michael Schumacher, who rose to fame in red in the early 2000s) at the same time as F2 in 2019, and was therefore crowned the following year.
It was surrounded by the pundits of Scuderia Mattia Binotto and Laurent Mekies, as well as the ubiquitous Sabine Kehm, who has been managing his father’s press relations since the 2000s and now his family, that the young man celebrated his title. Sunday.
“The prospect of being on the grid next year makes me incredibly happy and leaves me speechless,” he reacted after the announcement of his tenure in F1. “I would like to thank Haas, Ferrari and their line of young drivers for placing their trust in me. I also want to recognize the role of my parents and send them my love: I know that I owe them everything ”.
Next season, the German driver will be teamed up with another F1 novice, Russian Nikita Mazepin, also promoted from F2. Both will replace Frenchman Romain Grosjean, who suffered a serious accident, will not be able to compete in the last Grand Prix of his career in Abu Dhabi in a week, and Danish Kevin Magnussen.
Michael Schumacher, seven-time F1 world champion (1994-1995, 2000-2004) disputed his last GP in 2012 with Mercedes. He has not been seen since his skiing accident in December 2013 and almost nothing is known about his state of health.
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