AFP Patrick Hertzog, Andrzej Isakovic
German Mick Schumacher, son of former Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, won the Formula 2 World Championship on Sunday at the Zakir Circuit in Bahrain.
Schumacher, 21, who will begin his first-class campaign with Haas next year, is 14 points ahead of the British runner-up Elott.
After the victory, the German said: “I feel a little confused right now, I need a few days (to understand what happened) … I am very happy and grateful.”
After winning Formula 2, Mick will try to follow in the footsteps of his ailing father and seven-time world champion, after it was announced last Wednesday that he signed a contract with Haas last Wednesday.
After a nine-year absence from the legendary father’s last-ditch health after a serious skiing accident in 2013, Mick will make his debut next year, after being compared to his former Ferrari star’s path.
Schumacher Jr., who moved to the “Wild Horse” team and became the father of the Italian manufacturer “Red Baron” who won first place in the first division, joined the Ferrari Driver Academy last year, winning the Drivers ‘Championship five times and the Constructors’ Championship six times.
Prior to climbing to Formula 2 last year, he was crowned European Formula 3 Series champion in 2018, and could not finish better than 12th on the final drivers’ ranks with the victory of the orphan on Hungary’s Hungaroring circuit. This year Ferrari and Alfa Romeo tested the Formula One car.
Schumacher’s father, 51, has been in a coma since December 29, 2013, following a skiing accident. His family’s health is completely secret, with Gland headquartered in Switzerland.