F4: Maiden victory for Mick Schumacher in ADAC Formula 4 on his formula racing debut

F4: Maiden victory for Mick Schumacher in ADAC Formula 4 on his formula racing debut
Mick Schumacher, is the 16yr old son of record Formula 1 world champion  Michael Schumacher, he won the third race in Oschersleben

Mick Schumacher, is the 16yr old son of Formula 1 world champion
Michael Schumacher, he won the third race in

Apr 26th, Oschersleben. Great start in the ADAC Formula 4 for Mick Schumacher (16, GER,
Van Amersfoort Racing). The son of record Formula 1 world champion winner Michael Schumacher won the third race in the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in front of more than 20,000 spectators at the weekend. The 16-year old is the first rookie to achieve a victory in the season opener of the new ADAC High Speed Academy. After success in karting, Schumacher is contesting his first season in formula racing for Van Amersfoort Racing this year.

“All in all, I’m really happy with this start to the season and look forward to the next set of races,” said Schumacher, who had previously placed as best formula racing rookie at this first ADAC Formula 4 race in Oschersleben. Van Amersfoort Racing had two reasons to celebrate, as Schumacher’s team-mate Joey Mawson (19, AUS,Van Amersfoort Racing) crossed the finish line behind him in second place, making
this a one-two victory for the well established Dutch team. Austrian driver Thomas Preining (16, AUT, kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) completed the party on the podium in third place. This was the first podium finish in the ADAC Formula 4 for the newcomer to formula racing with kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport.

Schumacher laid the foundations for victory right at the start. He won through against pole-setter Preining with a skilful overtaking manoeuvre after starting from second place on the grid and went into the lead. Schumacher kept his nerve on the re-start following a safety car period on the first lap, pulling out a lead of over a second on Tim Zimmermann (18, GER, Neuhauser Racing), who was chasing hard
behind him. The ADAC Sports Foundation protégé was beaten in a scrap for second place with Mawson on Lap 8 and later forced to retire with a puncture.

Mawson, who had started from fifth place, began to hunt down Schumacher towards the middle of the race. The Australian gained ground on his Van Amersfoort Racing team-mate with every lap. Mawson took seven tenths of a second out of Schumacher in the lead on the 15th lap. The 19-year-old was close
enough for his first attempt at overtaking on the following lap, but Schumacher defended successfully. Mawson did not get another chance, because the race ended behind the safety car when Benjamin Mazatis (17, GER, kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) skidded off track.

Comments from the podium

Mick Schumacher (16, GER, Van Amersfoort Racing), winner:
“I’m ecstatic, of course! My first race weekend could not have gone better! We had a good start, because my tyres were still fresh, and it went well from then on, apart from at the end where things were close again. I was not too unhappy about the safety car. All in all, I’m really pleased with this start to the season and look forward to the next set of races.”

Joey Mawson (19, AUS, Van Amersfoort Racing), second:
“I’m very satisfied. A podium on my first weekend in the ADAC Formula 4 is perfect. I got off to a really good start, and overtaking during the race was great fun. At theend of the race, I was getting closer and closer to my team-mate Mick. But the appearance of the safety car finally put paid to my chances. But I’m very happy with second place and the one-two win for my team. The weekend could not have ended
on a better note.”

Thomas Preining (16, AUT, kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport), third:
“A podium on the first race weekend of the ADAC Formula 4 season is really a perfect start to my formula racing career. I hardly had any opportunity to do any testing over the winter break and have no prior experience of driving on the track at Oschersleben. Consequently, just finishing in the points was our objective. But I’ve now managed this twice, and it doesn’t get any better than capping it all off with a podium. Having said that, though, my start was not optimal. Difficulties with the clutch meant that I immediately lost a few positions. In addition, I had some minor problems with the car on the first few laps. After that, I was able to reclaim third place, but by then the two front-runners were too far away. The safety car gave me hope again briefly, but unfortunately, the race ended behind it and an attack was
no longer possible.”

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10 hrs ago


Throwing it back to the #Moto2 race of the #BritishGP 2012 🇬🇧

Enjoy the last laps battle for the 2nd place between Marquez and Redding! ⚔️

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I was there.....Brilliant racing!!

Very drunk day but remember the race. Loved watching Scott race. All packed and ready for Silverstone Thursday morning.

Fantastic battle 👍

I was there, great finish. Home crowd went wild when Redding got back in front, then deadly silent when Marquez had a look up inside on last bend, then wild again when Redding cut back across. Amazing stuff!


Very nice

Very nice

All these guys are big talents. Many riders like Pol Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Antony West & many more are great riders and capable of winning championships ( capable ). People underestimate these guys by their bad results, but really..top material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

Great performance by Pol & Scott at the end💪🏼..that was a cracker💥..

Redding and Iannone can beat Marquez they just don't get competitive bikes

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

special suter chassis for marc and mysterious team 😉 after marc step up to motogp, this team directly disappear, nobody know where are they now.

however Mac Marquez with his current performance does not have to be Marquez's best

Just shows how good Redding was but never really got the bike to really take it to them in Motogp.

Very cool video MotoGP. More like this one please!!!

Man, I miss Scott Redding in the padock "let's get it babi"

Muy buena carrera no apta para cardíacos 🤭🤭🤭

Luthi is moto2 governor.. 🤣🤣🤣

Forget just how good Redding could have been with a decent bike

now whrs redding? gone?

Nice to see maq battle for other place than 1st

Kaj mu je pa SCOTT REDDING naredil,šale in kape.😀

Bring back Redding

duel one on one in the final lap marquez lose .....

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12 hrs ago


The dramatic moment which cost Marc Márquez a shot at victory at Silverstone two years ago! 😱

The world champion's misfortune opened the door for Andrea Dovizioso to snatch the win! 💨

#BritishGP 🇬🇧
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Good Day all.

Encore! Encore! Do it again!

Unlikely to be repeated! Hope Dovi brings his A game though. 👍🏼👍🏼

Gave the rest a chance

So what's new?? Sometimes these kind of technical failures happens in Motorsport... Very rare that engine blow sky high to premier class bike.

I love coming here and waiting for all the Yellow gob smokers.

I thought "the legend" was gonna win that day.. 😅

Was at this race, and that bike blowing up was almost as good as a Rossi win 😀

RAre footage for sure

Honda's bike today is reliable so this might not happen again.

Ah, I could watch that Honda blow up all day every day...

Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

#MM93 Come Back STRONGER! 💪💪💪😎👍👍👍

Fast forward >>>> he is the world champion!!



And finaly , the boss MM93 won the title one more time

Saya Mie Halim moh top fan sama sama

Nothing can stop him not even a broken bike ! Simply the king of MotoGP !

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15 hrs ago


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Nice. Long time lots of great words over the years

Awesome to get behind the scenes!

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Cheers to the great Bob!!!

Amazing. I remember this voice. Thanks.

More than 660 wow ! I mean that’s amazingly nice, being with the next generation sharing your experience & catching something new from them it’s a nice way. Good going Bob keep it up & don’t forget to change the baton when you still can... 👍

Bobs Brilliant we love Bob in our house 👍🏻

Love these little insights into the F1 community 👍

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I always wondered who did the podium announcements and if it was done locally or in England. 👍

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Always wondered who did the podium announcements and now we can put a face to the voice

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