Michael Schumacher's son Mick features in Formula Two race at Silverstone – Irish Mirror


The Schumacher name was on the British Grand Prix weekend timesheets once again as Mick, the son of the Formula One legend Michael, took part in Formula Two action.

Ahead of the eagerly-awaited F1 Grand Prix on Sunday, where Lewis Hamilton is bidding for a record sixth victory at Silverstone, Schumacher Jnr took to the track.

The German youngster, who is signed up to Ferrari’s famed Driver Academy, came sixth for Prema Racing in a Sprint Race won by British racer Jack Aitken.

That was Schumacher’s best result of the weekend after he was forced to settle for 11th in the opening showdown of the weekend, the Feature Race, on Saturday afternoon.

Mick Schumacher came sixth for Prema Racing at Silverstone

Despite missing out on what would have been a stunning podium, it was no doubt a great sight for a sold-out Silverstone to see the iconic name back at the mecca of Formula One racing.

And fans will get a glimpse of the talented 20-year-old behind the wheel of a iconic F1 car when he drives his dad’s 2004 Ferrari Formula One car at the German Grand Prix later this month.

Mick will drive the car before qualifying on Saturday July 27 and again before the pre-race drivers’ parade the following day.

The highly-rated German, regarded as one of the hottest talents in motorsport, will get behind the wheel of one of the dominant F2004s that his dad drove en route to claiming his seventh and last F1 world title.

Schumacher is signed up to Ferrari’s famed Driver Academy

The demonstration run, at a track where Schumacher took four of his record 91 Formula One wins, is being held to mark the 15th anniversary of his 2004 title success.

The Ferrari F2004 carried Schumacher senior to his seventh and final championship during a dominant year in which the Italian team won 15 of the 18 races.

Schumacher, already the most successful driver in Formula One history with seven world titles, scored 13 of those 15 wins and wrapped up the title with four races to spare with second place at the Belgian Grand Prix that August.


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