Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael, has claimed his first Formula 4 victory during the opening round of the German F4 series in Oschersleben.
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According to Autosport, Schumacher finished ninth and 12th in the opening two races before taking the win during the third race of the weekend.
The 16-year-old started from second on the grid before passing pole-sitter Thomas Preining on the opening lap.
Schumacher lead the for the remainder of the race, which finished under safety car conditions.
The German’s Van Armersfoort teammate Joseph Mawson finished in secod, with Preining rounding off the podium in third.
“I’m ecstatic, of course. My first race weekend could not have gone better,” Schumacher is quoted as saying by Autosport.
“We had a good start, because my tyres were still fresh, and it went well from then on, apart from at the end where things were close again. I was not too unhappy about the safety car.
“All in all, I’m really pleased with this start to the season and look forward to the next set of races.”
With his father still recovering from a serious head injury suffered during a ski accident in December 2013, Mick’s first car-racing victory was watched by his grandfather Rolf, BBC reports.
Mick was also named the weekend’s best rookie after moving from position 19 to nine during his first-ever race on Saturday.