‘He has Michael’s racing genes’ - Schumacher Jnr lifts F3 title


Prema driver Schumacher has won eight races this season and held a 49-point advantage coming into the final round.

Toto Wolff has congratulated Mick Schumacher after the German secured became the 2018 FIA European Formula 3 Championship champion after a runners-up spot in race two at the Hockenheimring on Saturday afternoon.

It is worth noting that Mick by his father, who also won the then German championship of Formula 3 in 1990. "We do what we love, so to also perform well in it is the best feeling you can get".

Last year's champion, Lando Norris, is to make the grade with McLaren in 2019, having spent this season competing in Formula 2.

Schumacher Jr has already been linked with a swift elevation to F1, with Toro Rosso's remaining free 2019 race seat potentially up for grabs.

"He has shown that he has what it takes and that he can become one of the greats in our sport".

Schumacher had finished 12th in Saturday morning's race after an early crash forced him into the pits.

Schumacher's success has generated huge interest in F3.

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In September he racked up five straight wins, three on Germany's Nuerburgring followed by the first two at Austria's Spielberg circuit, to seize control of the drivers' championship.

To avoid attention he raced as "Mick Betsch", using his mother Corinna's maiden name.

The seven-time Formula One champion ended his career in 2012 and has not made a public appearance since suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in late 2013.

'His performance in the second half of the season was, therefore, all the more impressive.

Finally racing under the family name, he stepped up to F4 racing in 2015.

With the spotlight permanently aimed at young Schumacher, he was fiercely guarded from reporters' questions by Sabine Kehm, his father's manager.

This season, he has been a revelation for Prema Theodore Racing, with speculation that he will race in Formula Two next season - or step up to Formula One.