We all are habitual of watching children following their parents' footsteps to join the same industry and is widely prevalent in Politics, entertainment and many other industries across the globe. Motorsports is no different from the rest industries and have seen many family connections in the past. Be it Alain Prost son or the ever famous Ayrton Senna's nephew, we have many examples to cite.
It looks like, another of the siblings is ready for the Motorsports world, and this time it's none other than Mick Schumacher, the 15-year-old son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Shumacher. If his recent performances in the World Kart Championships are to be assessed, he is very well on his way to become a future F1 driver.
Earlier racing under the surname of Betsch, which is his mother Corinna's maiden name, Junior Shumacher recently changed his name to Mick Junior now. Strangely enough, we all know how his father, Michael is suffering from a severe head injury and was in coma for 6 months. The junior Schumacher's racing graph took a huge stride during last year only. We believe the father's absence from the track is inspiring the son to do well.
Mick Shumacher at the podium in Essay, France
The results for the Junior Mick are extraordinary to say the least. Mick was runner-up at the world championships in France last month and finished second in the 2014 German junior kart championships after giving up the lead in the final race last week. He finished eighth in the final round of races, letting his rival David Beckmann win the German title after finishing fourth.
The FIA junior world championship, which was held in Essay, France, this year, brought a good news for the young race as he finished second behind the British youngster Enaam Ahmed. It was during this race only, when he expressed his desire to become a Formula 1 driver. "Of course I am proud of such an important result. But it is also clear that it is my goal to be world champion. This is only the beginning of my career," Mick said.
Interestingly, it was Mick, who first reported that his father is slowly waking up from the coma. According to a Daily Mail report, French Formula One commentator Jean-Louis Moncet said, "I saw his son and he told me that Schumi is waking up very slowly." Mick spends hours with his father each day with his mother Corinna and sister Gina-Marie.
Michael Schumacher and his son