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Following In the footsteps of his father: son of Michael Schumacher wins the European Formula 3 championship

Mick Schumacher, the 19-year-old son of Michael Schumacher, has Saturday in the German Hockenheim will be the European champion in the Formula 3 title. In the two races on Saturday were driven ended Schumacher junior twelfth and second. That earned him enough points to Sunday in the last race is no longer bijgebeend.

Last year debuted Schumacher with a twelfth place in the F3. Also this season, he started a moderately. The turning point came at the end of July with a victory in the third race of spa-Francorchamps, where he had seven victories recorded. On the roll of honour of the F3 follows Schumacher, the Briton Lando Norris. That made already the step into Formula 2 and the following year, Stoffel Vandoorne replaced at McLaren in the Formula 1.

By his victory in the Formula 3 earned Schumacher enough points to qualify for a superlicentie, the driver’s license that is required in Formula 1. His father Michael won seven world titles in the king’s class of motorsport. The now 49-year-old German ran at the end of 2013 in a ski accident heavy brain injury. About his state of health only comes on sporadically slightly to the outside. Ferrari, the renstal in which Michael Schumacher five of his seven titles picked up, the performance of the young “Schumi” carefully monitored. “For the family, Schumacher and the door is always open”, said team boss Maurizio Arrivabene recently.

A switch to Formula 1 will, however, not yet for next season. Schumacher and his entourage are considering doing next year in the Formula 2 or the Japanese Super Formula Series.

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