At the second race of the Formula 4 season yesterday, at Oschersleben, Mick Schumacher (the 16-year-old son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher) secured his first win of the season.
Schumacher is racing for the Van Amersfoort Racing Team in the ADAC F4 series this season and was ninth in the Saturday race and 12th in the first of Sunday’s two events. His Saturday result meant he started the Sunday’s second and final race from P2 on the grid.
Schumacher immediately put that to great use, hitting the front. Coming through Safety Car restarts courtesy of incidents behind him in the 35-strong field, Schumacher claimed the win by 0.518s ahead of Joey Mawson.
After winning yesterday, Schumacher said the following to the media:-
‘All in all I am pretty satisfied about how the race went. We had three Safety Car phases and (I had) pretty good restarts, so all in all I am quite happy about the race.’
It is great to hear that Schumacher’s F4 season has started with a win after everything he and his family have been through over the past year and a half. It is clear that Mick is driving well and adapting well to the series and was rewarded for his hard work this weekend with his first win of the season.
After the first of eight rounds of the Championship, Schumacher leads the rookie standings and is fifth overall in the standings and I will watching and monitoring his progress with interest.