Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, marked his car racing debut over the weekend with a fine maiden ADAC Formula 4 victory at the Oschersleben.

The 16 year-old had already impressed earlier on in the event by finishing ninth and 12th in the opening two races of the weekend, but a front row start for the third and final race of the weekend would put him in a position to challenge for overall honours.

Proceeding to take the lead from the opening bends, Schumacher would proceed to defeat his Van Amersfoot Racing team-mate Joey Mawson to claim an impressive victory, much to his delight.

"I'm ecstatic, of course! My first race weekend could not have gone better! We had a good start, because my tyres were still fresh, and it went well from then on, apart from at the end where things were close again. I was not too unhappy about the safety car. All in all, I'm really pleased with this start to the season and look forward to the next set of races."

Mick Schumacher is currently competing in his first season of car racing having tasted success in karting, though this is the first time he has raced under his father's name having previously competed at Mick Betsch, his mother's maiden name.

His father continues to receive private care at his Switzerland home following his skiing accident in December


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