Within the identify of the daddy: Mick Schumacher was proclaimed champion of Method 2 earlier than shifting as much as Method 1 in 2021

He completed the final spherical of the season in 18th place, sufficient to take 14 factors forward of his pursuer, British Callum Ilott, on the Sakhir circuit. He’s 21 years previous and he’s after the legend.

The German Mick Schumacher, Michael’s son, gained the Method 2 title, the prelude to Method 1, this Sunday in Bahrain, earlier than being promoted to the premier class subsequent season with the American group Haas.

The 21-year-old completed the final check of the season in 18th place, sufficient to turn into champion with 14 factors of benefit over his final rival, Britain’s Callum Ilott, tenth on the Sakhir circuit.

“I’m a little bit overwhelmed for the time being, it should take me a number of days … I’m very comfortable and grateful,” mentioned the younger driver as soon as he obtained out of the automotive.

And he added: “Irrespective of the end result of this race, we’re champions and it’s what folks will bear in mind.”

Schumi Junior finishes with honors a key week in his profession: his promotion to Method 1 in 2021, awaited for weeks, with a “multi-year” contract at Haas (a group powered by Ferrari, in whose community of younger drivers is the German), turned official on Wednesday.

To arrange, Schumacher’s son will take part with the American group within the first free trials of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday and within the end-of-season assessments on the similar Yas Marina circuit on December 15.

Born on March 22, 1999, Mick races right this moment together with his first surname, however first signed up for karting in 2008 together with his mom, Betsch, and later used Mick Junior.

The German made his single-seater debut in 2015 within the German F4 championship, earlier than shifting on to European F3 in 2017 and profitable the title in 2018.

The younger driver entered the Ferrari Driver Academy (following within the footsteps of his father, who noticed the glory of crimson within the early 2000s) concurrently F2, in 2019.

Michael Schumacher, seven-time F1 world champion (1994-1995, 2000-2004), performed his final GP in 2012 with Mercedes. In December 2013 he suffered a snowboarding accident and since then his well being is a state secret.

Supply: AFP

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