Category Archives: Formula 4

F4: Mick Schumacher is racking up race victories

Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, is a front-runner in the Italian & German Formula 4 championships this year. The 17 year old now has 6 wins to his name, and although some of those came from reverse grid races or qualifying heats, there was nothing lucky about his most recent win at Imola from pole position in the rain. Mick will have no problems finding a seat in the faster categories thanks to his surname, but it’s important that he continues to earn legitimate success so that he ends up more like his father and less like Uncle Ralf.

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F4: Joey Mawson is a driver to watch in German Formula Four

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Mick Schumacher made an impressive start to his Formula Four career in April and with that famous surname he received plenty of attention. Schumacher won the reverse grid race at the first round and is comfortably the highest placed F4 rookie in the standings.

However, there is a lot of other talent in the German series and one of Schumacher’s biggest rivals will be his own teammate, Joey Mawson. In the first race at Oschersleben (where Schumacher moved from 19th to 9th) Mawson had to fight from 20th up to 6th after stalling on the grid. That’s a huge effort, and he backed it up in the reverse grid race by making progress to finish 2nd. He might’ve very well won the race himself had it not finished behind the Safety Car.

Mawson is consistently near the top of the timesheets and is looking to mount a serious championship challenge. He might not make as many headlines as Schumacher but that probably suits him well. It will be interesting to see how the teammates fare as the German F4 season continues this weekend at the Red Bull Ring.

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