Michael Schumacher's 15-year-old son Mick could be primed to follow in his esteemed father's wheeltracks after being crowned World Karting Vice-Champion in France this weekend.

Competing under the moniker Mick Junior (having previously adopted the surname Betsch - maiden name of his mother Corinna), the youngster finished second to British teenager Enaam Ahmed in the KF-Junior category in Essay, France.

Mick's success - which included wins in four of his heats - comes as his seven-time F1 World Championship winning father continues his long road to recovery from head and brain injuries sustained in a skiing accident in December.

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The German was placed in a medically-induced coma for six months following the accident, but has recently returned home to Lausanne, Switzerland to continue his rehabilitation. Specific details of his condition remain scarce though.

Despite the intense media scrutiny on his family, according to the Guardian, Mick Junior has stated a desire to pursue a career in motorsport.

"Of course I am proud of such an important result, but it is also clear that it is my goal to be world champion. This is only the beginning of my career."

Mick was present with his father when he suffered his accident in the French Alps.