MICK SCHUMACHER is nicely on his strategy to following in his father’s footsteps after being topped F2 world champion.
The son of legendary seven-time world champion Michael, the 21-year-old clinched the title in Bahrain, regardless of his 18th place end.
Mick Schumacher has been topped F2 world championCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
An error on the opening lap meant he dropped down the positions however British rival Callum Ilott didn’t take benefit with a tenth place end.
It meant Mick gained the title by 14-points with Ilott needing to complete within the prime two locations.
It was his final race in F2 earlier than he strikes to System One with staff Haas subsequent season.
After the race, the rising German famous person stated: “To be champion, I owe all of it to my staff!
“I am a bit overwhelmed on the minute, it is going to take a number of days – I am simply so completely happy and grateful!
“To Callum, he gave me a run for his cash – it has been robust however so pleasing on the similar time. So large thanks to him.”
Gracious in defeat, Ilott praised his competitor on his terrific season.
He stated: “Can’t say I didn’t give it my all, what a yr it’s been.
Mick is mobbed by his staff as they rejoice his achievementsCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
F1 legend Michael Schumacher with a younger Mick
“A lot pace, some nice recollections and I couldn’t have accomplished it with out @VirtuosiRacing. Pushing this man @SchumacherMick all the best way to the top. Very nicely accomplished to him and @PREMA_Team.”
Schumacher will partner fellow rookie Nikita Mazepin, the son of a Russian billionaire, subsequent season.
Sharing his pleasure on the step as much as F1, he stated: “The prospect of being on the System 1 grid subsequent yr makes me extremely completely happy and I’m merely speechless.
“I want to thank Haas F1 Workforce, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for putting their belief in me.
“I additionally need to acknowledge and lengthen my like to my mother and father – I do know that I owe them all the pieces.
“I’ve all the time believed that I might realise my dream of System 1.
“An enormous thank you should additionally go to all the good motorsport followers on the market who’ve supported me all through my profession.
“I’ll give it my all, as I all the time do, and I look ahead to occurring this journey along with Haas F1 and them.”