Mick Schumacher, son of seven time world champion Michael, has bounced to prominence after taking a hat trick of FIA Formula 3 European Championship wins in front of an ecstatic crowd at the Nurburgring.
In the final day of action at the world-famous German circuit, Mick Schumacher turned into a true home hero. After winning race 1 on the opening day of the event, the 19-year-old Prema Theodore Racing driver dominated race 2 and 3 from the pole to complete a sensational sweep. He is now just 3 points away from the championship lead.
Mick Schumacher, Car #4
Combined Practice: P1 Fastest lap: 1:20.719
Qualifying 1: P2 Fastest lap: 1:20.684
Qualifying 2: P1 Fastest lap: 1:20.805
Qualifying 3: P1 Fastest lap: 1:20.822
Starting Grid Race 1: P2 Race 1: P1
Starting Grid Race 2: P1 Race 2: P1
Starting Grid Race 3: P1 Race 3: P1
“I couldn’t be happier with this weekend and with my great car. The team has done a great job and I’m proud to have made the most out of it with three wins. I had good starts and restarts and every time I managed to pull away from Robert, which was important. I can’t wait to be back on track for the next round at Red Bull Ring!”
Check out the below interview after the final win of the weekend, where Mick sounds eeerily like his father……
On 29 December 2013, Michael Schumacher suffered a traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident. He was placed in a medically induced coma for six months until 16 June 2014. He left the hospital in Grenoble for further rehabilitation at the University Hospital of Lausanne. On 9 September 2014, Schumacher was relocated to his home where he continues to receive medical treatment and rehabilitation privately.