Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, received his first Formulation 2 race of 2020 at Monza on Saturday, shifting him three factors off the lead of the championship.
The Monza circuit is synonymous with Ferrari, the crew Michael received 5 of his world championships and the vast majority of his 91 profession races with. He received the Italian Grand Prix 5 occasions, every for Ferrari, a tally at that circuit matched solely by Lewis Hamilton.
On Saturday’s race, the youthful Schumacher began from seventh on the grid after crashing out of qualifying on Saturday, however made a outstanding begin to transfer as much as second by the primary nook. He then benefited from race chief Callum Ilott stalling within the pits , permitting Schumacher to maneuver into the web lead following his personal pit cease.
Schumacher went on to take an unchallenged victory forward of Luca Ghiotto and Christian Lundgaard. Ilott recovered to sixth after a late cost by means of the sphere.
The victory places Schumacher in title rivalry this yr, simply three factors off joint leaders Ilott and Robert Schwartzman with seven races remaining.
The highest three drivers are all backed by Ferrari and in rivalry for a Formulation One drive with Alfa Romeo subsequent yr. Schumacher, who’s in his second yr in F2, has taken just one victory this season however has scored a number of podiums.
Ferrari crew principal Mattia Binotto was joined by quite a few Ferrari crew members beneath the rostrum to rejoice Schumacher’s Monza win.
This weekend marks 14 years since Michael Schumacher received his final Italian Grand Prix at Monza in 2006 — the identical weekend he introduced he can be leaving Ferrari and retiring on the finish of the yr. Schumacher would return to F1 for 3 seasons with Mercedes between 2010 and 2012.