Schumacher’s son in bid to SURPASS his Formula one champion father at age 19

MICK Schumacher at the age of 19 is emulating his father’s success – with speculation gathering he could outperform his father Michael at the same age as he attempts to win the Formula Three European Championship title.

The 19-year-old’s win in the Formula Three European championship at Spa has left his fans comparing him to his father, the seven time world champion of F1.

Michael Schumacher won his first Formula One championship in 1994 at the age of 25.

After Mick’s three victories, he is now only three points behind the leader Dan Ticktum with only two rounds to go and has a good chance of winning the Formula Three title.

His hat-trick of victories at Nürburgring follow successes at Francorchamps, Silverstone and Misano.

I hope and am also optimistic that things will go on this way until the end of the season.

Mick Schumacher

Schumacher crossed the finish line five seconds ahead of the second-placed Robert Shvartzman.

He told Autosport magazine that this weekend “was the best of my career in motor racing to date”.

Michael Schumacher drove in Formula three when he was 20 in 1989 and won the title in 1990.

Mick said to Germany’s “I hope and am also optimistic that things will go on this way until the end of the season.

“I’m not looking at the chart.”

Prema car boss Rene Roisin said to Autosport: “He’s now doing the job we expected last year.

“And last year we saw some spots of performance, some dips.

“Mainly the problem was in qualifying, where he was not able to achieve a very good lap time, which is so important in Formula 3 because overtaking is quite difficult.”

Michael Schumacher

Mick was with his legendary father on the slopes in the French Alps in December 2013 when he had a ski accident leaving him with a severe brain injury.

His medical condition is not publicly known but it is thought he is unable to show any sign of emotion.

 Source and images: Express