Fresh from his championship-winning FIA European F3 exploits, 19-year-old Schumacher – son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael – is teaming up with fellow countryman Sebastian Vettel for Team Germany in the ROC Nations Cup, as well as flying solo in Race Of Champions.
This is sure to be an occasion charged with emotion as Vettel partnered Mick’s father Michael to six consecutive ROC Nations Cup victories. The pair started their glorious run at London’s Wembley Stadium (2007-2008), followed by Beijing (2009), two wins at home in Düsseldorf (2010-2011) and a final triumph at Bangkok (2012).
The young Mick first raced in 2008, initially competing under his mother Corinna’s maiden name Betsch to limit the pressure of his famous surname. After a decade of racing in karts and lower formulae, this year has been his finest yet. He took no fewer than eight victories – five of them in quick succession during one stunning run at the Nürburgring and Red Bull Ring in September – en route to being crowned the FIA F3 European Champion.
2018 FIA Formula 3 European champion
2018 Macau F3 Grand Prix – 5th
2016 ADAC Formula 4 Championship runner-up
Years contested: 2019 (1)
2019 2nd, ROC Nations Cup, Team Germany with Sebastian Vettel