Michael Schumacher’s son Mick victorious on debut ADAC F4 weekend

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Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher, has won his first race in single seaters at a German Formula 4 race at Oschersleben on Sunday.

Schumacher, 16, has spent much of his young life karting, but confirmed earlier this year that he would be moving up into single seater racing for the first time in 2015.

Schumacher signed a deal with Van Amersfoort Racing in the ADAC F4 series, partnering Harrison Newey, son of legendary F1 designer Adrian, and took part in his first three races this weekend.

After finishing ninth in race one and 12th in race two, Schumacher started the third and final race at the Oschersleben circuit from second place on the grid.

The German driver quickly moved into the lead of the race, but came under pressure from Australian youngster Joseph Mawson in the dying stages of the race following a safety car period. He kept his cool though, and crossed the line with an advantage of 0.5 seconds to clinch his first single seater victory.

The result lifts Schumacher into the top five of the ADAC F4 series after just one weekend, with another seven rounds and 21 races left in the season. He also leads the rookie championship ahead of Jonathan Ceccotto and Thomas Preining.

For the complete results from Schumacher’s race, click here.

Mick’s father, Michael, is statistically the greatest driver in the history of F1, but is continuing to fight his way to recovery after sustaining severe head injuries in skiing accident in December 2013.