Michael Schumacher’s son Mick clinches maiden F2 victory at Hungarian Grand Prix

The Schumacher name was back on the winning step of the podium as Mick Schumacher claimed the first victory of his Formula Two career in Hungary on Sunday.

Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula One champion Michael, beat Japan's Nobuharu Matsushita to the chequered flag after a nail-biting finale.

It marked a maiden triumph for the highly-rated Prema Racing driver and at the Hungaroring venue where his famous dad won four times.

The 20-year-old started from pole in the reverse-grid Sprint Race, having finished eighth in Saturday's feature event. He led all 28 laps and crossed the line 1.4 seconds clear.

Schumacher Snr, whose last win in Hungary came in 2004, won five of his seven world titles racing for Ferrari at the turn of the century. He also won a record 91 grands prix.

Schumacher Snr quit racing in 2006 before a comeback with Mercedes in 2010 and 2012.

The German's long-standing manager Sabine Kehm, who is guiding Mick's career, joined the celebrations on the pit wall while his mum Corinna was also there to celebrate the landmark win.

There are high hopes of the son of seven-time world champion Michael as he looks to continue the name made famous by his father in the sport.

The youngster is signed up to Ferrari's famed F1 academy and has previously opened up on life in the spotlight.

"It is part of me. I am the son of my dad and I am happy that I am," he said earlier this year.

"What he has done is the best ever in F1.


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