Mick Schumacher scores his first F2 win with dominant performance in Hungary08/04/2019
Mick Schumacher is part of the Ferrari driver academy.
Mick Schumacher scored his first career Formula 2 win Sunday taking a lights to flag victory in Hungary.
The son of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael, the 20-year-old German has had an up and down season with the Prema Racing Team – mistakes and reliability problems hampering his first season in F2. Finishing eighth in race one Saturday, Schumacher bagged pole position for the partially reversed grid sprint race on Sunday morning.
Fending off Carlin driver Nobuharu Matsushita at the first corner, the majority of the race was straightforward for Schumacher. Managing the gap back to Matsushita and keeping it at around one second for the first half of the race, Schumacher continued not to get flustered when drivers stopped conserving their tires and put the foot down in the latter stages of the race.
“An amazing race,” said Schumacher. “The car was great. Thank you to the team for delivering a car like this. Credit to Nobuharu who kept me entertained. It was not easy so I’m just happy.”
With the pressure from his ‘Schumacher’ surname weighing down on him, the German says he felt every last bit of it as the flag got nearer.
“Yeah, quite hard,” continued Schumacher. “The tires were degrading, it’s not easy to keep them alive and obviously, always having pressure, always checking the mirrors was entertaining.”
A part of the Ferrari driver academy, it is likely that Schumacher will remain in F2 for 2020 but, purely because of his surname, you can expect to hear his name mentioned when conversations continue over who will race in the Ferrari powered Haas F1 Team in 2020.
Fending off Carlin driver Nobuharu Matsushita at the first corner, the majority of the race was straightforward for Schumacher
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