Mick Schumacher beats Sebastian Vettel in Race Of Champions in Mexico

first_imgMick Schumacher beat four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel in the individual race in the group stage of the Race Of Champions. Mick Schumacher, who joined the Ferrari Driver Academy last week, had earlier teamed up with Vettel to represent Germany in the Race Of Champions Nations Cup final.In a fiercely-contested final in Mexico City, Team Nordic’s Tom Kristensen and Johan Kristoffersson beat the Vettel-Schumacher duo to deny Team Germany a shot at the Race Of Champions title. Team Germany has won the title eight times.Mick Schumacher, however, lost in the quarter-finals to former F1 driver Esteban Gutierrez.Mick Schumacher, 19, will be racing in the 2019 Formula 2 championship as the European F3 champion.It increases the chances that Mick Schumacher could be on the F1 grid as early as 2020 if he shines in F2 the way Charles Leclerc has.Schumacher’s father Michael won seven F1 titles, five of those with Ferrari from 2000-04. Michael Schumacher holds the record for race wins with 91 and is second all-time for pole positions behind Lewis Hamilton.Michael Schumacher, 50, suffered serious head injuries in an accident while he was skiing with Mick in the French Alps at Meribel on December 29, 2013. Updates on his health have been scarce since he left hospital in September 2014 to be cared for privately at his Swiss home on the shores of Lake Geneva.last_img read more