Like father, like son – Spa proves to be lucky for the Schumachers
Michael Schumacher’s son Mick, aged 19, has won his first Formula 3 race 26 years after his father won his at the same place, Spa. Michael won his first Formula 1 when he was driving for Jordan in 1991. It was Mick’s first Formula 3 victory after competing in a total of 45 races, and it wasn’t easy.
Mick started for Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes in sixth place on the grid. He also suffered a collision during the opening lap because of the wet conditions.
‘It seems Spa is a good place for the Schumacher family,’ he said afterwards.
‘I’m so happy about this victory, the only thing I can say is goosebumps,’ he told German publication Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
His father Michael hasn’t been in public since suffering from serious head injuries in 2013. Michael went into a coma after suffering head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013.
Mick said after his race at the weekend that his drive to carry after going so many races without a win was typical of being a ‘Schumacher’.
He added: ‘I do believe that I have that in my genes.’