Mick Schumacher, the son of legendary Formula One racer, Michael Schumacher has captured the Formula Two Championship and it would give him confidence ahead of joining the grid with Haas in Formula 1 in the next season.
Mick Schumacher crowned Formula 2 Champion
Mick Schumacher, the German racer is certainly following the footsteps of his father as he has started get triumphs in his career.
— Formula 2 (@FIA_F2) December 6, 2020
The youngster will join the likes of former Formula two Champions, Charles Leclerc and George Russell in the Formula One.
The 21-year-old has beaten fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member, Callum Ilott and went on to get his hands on the title in a dramatic race featured in Bahrain.
Schumacher needed to finish sixth or higher in the reverse-grid Sprint Race. But after he damaged his tyres early in the race, he had to pit and get his tyres replaced.
His rival, Ilott had to win the race or finish second had to face troubles with his tyres as well. He was behind Schumacher by fourteen points, ended up finishing the race at 11th position.
Following the race, Mick Schumacher lauded the fellow racers for their quality of driving and how they share a respectful relationship.
He said, “To be honest, I’m a bit overwhelmed, I don’t yet feel like a champion. It will take a few days I think. The guys who I have been driving against this year are absolutely amazing and are on a high level of driving and have been very respectful.”
He also thanked his rival, Callum Ilott to push him to the extreme level in the race. Schumacher said, “Callum gave me a run for my money, it’s been a really tough year. So a big thank you to him as well.”
Mick Schumacher has now become the fourth F2 Champion after Leclerc, Russell and Nyck De Vries. It is mention-worthy that Formula One ace, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are the high-profile winners of the series, previously GP2.
This marked as the youngster’s second major title win of his junior career as he had previously won the Formula 3 European Championship back in 2018.
Mick Schumacher is set to be Haas’ new rookie for the next season of Formula 1, teaming with fellow driver Nikita Mazepin.
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