Mick Schumacher felt happy to "finally be over the bad luck" after scoring his maiden Formula 2 victory in Hungary on Sunday, offering the Prema driver a boost heading into the final third of the season.

Schumacher went lights-to-flag from pole position to win Sunday's F2 Sprint Race at the Hungaroring, soaking up race-long pressure from Nobuharu Matsushita to stand on the podium for the first time in the series.

Coming after a difficult start to the season that had seen Schumacher finish no higher than P4 in the opening 15 races, Schumacher was glad to see his bad luck end and finally score a breakthrough result.

"I'm happy to be finally over the bad luck. I think it’s good to score a decent amount of points," Schumacher said.

"I think it’s true that in a way, the first one is the hardest, but obviously it’s also once you get that win, it gives you a lot of confidence. It gives you a lot of confidence to go into the next round, especially getting towards the end of the season now, it’s good that we have done it in a way that is also I think not easy, because we had a lot of pressure, not only from Nobu but throughout the whole season.

"We had some very strong performances, but not enough points for what we had. I think I refer back to Red Bull Ring or Silverstone where the pace was great, but in many ways we didn’t manage to really exploit it.

"In general I’m really happy that we managed to get that win, but mostly also getting those points in."

Schumacher's maiden F2 victory came at the same track where his father, Michael, won four times in Formula 1, and was also the site of his fourth F1 title success in 2001.

"It is very special. I think also going back to last year, when I won for the first time in Spa [in Formula 3], also a track where my dad had a very good record," Schumacher Jr. said.

"The crowd here is amazing, which was even more of an enjoyable race. In general I’m very happy to win here and not at Spa, because that would have been one win later. The earlier the better, and just happy with the win now."

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