There was jubilation in the Schumacher camp as Mick Schumacher took his maiden Formula 2 victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The 20-year-old staked his claim for the win at the track that his father Michael Schumacher won four times.
It was advantage Mick Schumacher as he started from pole position when he finished eighth in Saturday’s ‘feature’ race. However, he has stiff competition from Japan’s Nobuharu Matsushita for 28 laps.
“Amazing race. The car was great,” a delighted Schumacher said. “Credit to Nobu, who kept me entertained. It wasn’t easy.
“I am just so happy. (It was) quite hard. Obviously the tyres were degrading and not easy to keep them alive, always having pressure and checking mirrors. It was entertaining.”
This will will certainly give Mick Schumacher a leg up in his eventual journey to Formula One. He is also a member of the Ferrari driver academy and is widely tipped for a move up to F1 in the future.
Schumacher even tested a Ferrari F1 car in Bahrain in April, giving him his first taste of modern F1 machinery. In F2, Schumacher Jr, drives for the leading Prema team and has had an up-and-down first season.
Needless to say, Twitter nearly had a meltdown when congratulating him.
— Stevo Eisele (@StevoEisele) August 4, 2019
Mick Schumacher has his first F2 win and everyone is asking Alfa to drop Gio and promote Mick for 2020…
He’s had one win, give the guy a break!!! #F1
— Sophie Barker 🔋⚡️ (@SophOnMsport) August 4, 2019
I'm actually jumping up and down at Mick Schumacher winning his first race
Well-measured race in Hungary, no mistakes, and a VERY popular result ♥️
— Charlie Eustice (@CGEustice) August 4, 2019
That was pretty incredible. Mick Schumacher with a mega drive… That cheer from the crowd, unreal! #F2
— Alex (@AlexZAfRo) August 4, 2019
Primera victoria de Mick Schumacher en F2.
First win of Mick Schumacher in F2 pic.twitter.com/tjkoLnFPz5
— Albert Fabrega (@AlbertFabrega) August 4, 2019
— Alessandra Cervetti (@pennaaspillo) August 4, 2019
Mick Schumacher wins the F2 sprint race!
Motorsport media right now… pic.twitter.com/kBfzXOg8Dz
— The Formula Word (@f1word) August 4, 2019
Schumacher wins in Hungary.
— Mark Gallagher (@_markgallagher) August 4, 2019