Like Father, Like Son: Mick Schumacher Takes Victory At Formula 4 Debut


Mick Schumacher Takes Victory At Formula 4 Debut

Mick Schumacher Takes Victory At Formula 4 Debut

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Like many occupations, motor racing can become a family business. And if what happened over the weekend is any indication, so does winning. 

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In his Formula 4 debut, Mick Schumacher—16-year-old son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher—demonstrated the kind of laser-perfect focus which served his father so well, dominating the field and taking first at Germany's Oschersleben circuit.   

And while the series—designed as a stepping stone where drivers graduate from karts to cars—is a long way from the glittering realm populated by F1 teams, there's little doubt the younger Schumacher's ascension will be brisk. Obviously, sponsors will be thrilled at the idea of backing a second-generation champion, and if he continues to demonstrate the skill displayed during his debut, Schumacher Jr. will be able to pick and choose which seat he wants to hop into.

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Unfortunately, his father was unable to share in the festivities, as the elder Schumacher is still recovering from a devastating head injury incurred while skiing in late 2013.  

Here's hoping father and son will eventually get to celebrate together.       

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