HOCKENHEIM (GERMANY), Oct 14: Mick Schumacher is tipped to carry the famous surname into Formula One as the newly-crowned European Formula Three champion finished the season with his 14th podium placing on Sunday.
The 19-year-old son of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher took second in the final race of the 2018 season at Germany�s Hockenheim circuit.
Having already been confirmed European F3 champion on Saturday, Schumacher finished the last race of 2018 behind his Prema team-mate Robert Shwartzman for his 14th podium place in the 30-race season, with seven wins.
�Mick has the racing genes of Michael,� said Gerhard Berger, boss of the German Touring Car championship.
�If he can continue to deliver performances like these, then he will find his way into Formula One.�
The head of Mercedes motorsport was equally impressed as Schumacher enjoyed a phenomenal second half of the season by picking up five straight wins last month to seize control of the drivers� championship. � AFP