Mick Schumacher, the son of Formula 1 record world champion and Scuderia Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher, scored his first overall podium finish last weekend in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
The Monza Grand Prix track provided exciting racing action during the three races, and the second race in Monza’s royal park marked Mick Schumacher’s third place finish for Prema Powerteam, nine seconds behind the winner and just ahead of his team-mate Maximilian Gunther. Swedish driver Joel Eriksson won in Italy and as a result moved up into the lead of the overall drivers’ standings, while Mick Schumacher is currently fifth, with 43 points to his name.
At the end of the race in Monza, Michael Schumacher’s son was of course very pleased with the outcome, but also surprised to achieve it after only two weekends: “My maiden FIA Formula 3 European Championship podium finish is a really nice feeling, especially as I managed to score it at the home race for my Italian team. I didn’t quite expect such a result on my second weekend in Formula 3 already, but third place in qualifying already gave me a very good position to start from. Initially, I was still able to keep up with Joel, but after I had made a slight error, he pulled away. Once Lando had overtaken me, I hoped for him to close up to Joel. Should the two have battled for the lead, that would perhaps have allowed me to close up as well. Admittedly, it didn’t work out that way, but I am happy with third place, too.” – Mick Schumacher said.