Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time Formula One winner Michael Schumacher, clinched the Formula Two drivers championship title on Sunday. While Mick finished 18th in the final race of the season at the Bahrain International Circuit, he clinched the Formula Two title by 14 points defeating nearest rival Briton Callum Ilott, who completed 10th on the night.
Jehan Daruvala won the Bahrain race, securing his first F2 victory, after Schumacher flat-spotted a tyre on the first lap in his Prema car.
Initially, Schumacher was third alongside Ilott, but fell back following a pit stop for new tyres.
Ilott, who needed to finish second to stay in contention for the title, also fell down the order and could only muster a 10th place finish.
Schumacher ended his season with 215 points, while Ilott ended with 201 points.
Nikita Mazepin, Mick’s future team-mate at Haas F1 next year, finished fifth in the title race.
Following his title victory, Schumacher stated that the triumph would take some time to sink
He further said, “I don’t really understand I am a champion yet.”
“It would sound a lot better if we did a good race today. Nevertheless, we are champions and people will forget this race and remember the good times this year,” he added.
Last Wednesday, Schumacher’s childhood dream of competing in F1 had come true after Haas announced Schumacher and Mazepin as replacements for Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.
After his F1 selection, Schumacher had said, “I’m happy it’s been decided — I have been chasing this dream since I was three years old.”
Schumacher had an exceptional F2 season this year, with 10 podium finishes and feature race victories at Monza and Sochi.