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Mick Schumacher clinches F2 title in Bahrain in his final race

Mick Schumacher clinches F2 title in Bahrain in his final race before following in his father’s footsteps with move into F1 after agreeing deal to join Haas in 2021

  • Mick Schumacher celebrated impending move into F1 by clinching the F2 title 
  • He is son of F1 great Michael Schumacher, who won seven F1 titles and 91 races 
  • Schumacher’s first race in F1 will be with the U.S.-owned Haas team next year

Mick Schumacher celebrated his impending move into Formula One by clinching the F2 title on Sunday.

He is the son of F1 great Michael Schumacher, who won seven F1 titles and 91 races in a glittering career.

The 21-year-old German driver sounded emotional moments after crossing the line at the season-ending race in Bahrain.

Mick Schumacher celebrated his impending move into Formula One by clinching the F2 title

After climbing out of the PREMA Racing car, he knelt down with his hand over his eyes

After climbing out of the PREMA Racing car, he knelt down with his hand over his eyes 

The 21-year-old German driver sounded emotional moments after crossing the line

The 21-year-old German driver sounded emotional moments after crossing the line

‘I have no words,’ he said. ‘Truly amazing.’

After climbing out of the PREMA Racing car, he knelt down by it for several seconds with his hand over his eyes.

Then he hugged members of his team and Sabine Kehm, his agent and a close family friend.

‘I feel overwhelmed,’ he said after the race. ‘It’s going to take a few days maybe (to sink in).’

His first race in F1 will be with the U.S.-owned Haas team next year after he was confirmed in their new driver line-up for the 2021 season.

He is the son of F1 great Michael Schumacher, who won seven F1 titles and 91 races

He is the son of F1 great Michael Schumacher, who won seven F1 titles and 91 races

Mick Schumacher has been confirmed as a driver for Haas in the 2021 Formula One season

Mick Schumacher has been confirmed as a driver for Haas in the 2021 Formula One season

The announcement of Schumacher’s arrival comes just weeks after Lewis Hamilton confirmed his place alongside his dad Michael in the record books with seven world championships. 

Michael last raced in 2012 and is regarded by many as the sport’s greatest ever driver. In December 2013 he suffered a severe brain injury in a skiing accident and his health has been a closely-guarded secret ever since.

Having a Schumacher back in F1 is hugely exciting news for racing fans, and Mick has signed a multi-year deal at the American team, it was announced on Wednesday morning.

A member of the Ferrari driving academy, there is a view that he will one day follow in his father’s footsteps and race in the famous red car that his dad won five of his seven championships in. 

Mick pictured with his seven-time world champion father Michael and mother Corinna

Mick pictured with his seven-time world champion father Michael and mother Corinna

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