Schumacher wins Race 3 Under Safety Car

Mick Schumacher, the son of the seven time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher, won his first race after a good start at Oschersleben in the final race of the weekend. The fans were denied a late battle between the German and his van Amersfoort Racing team mate Joey Mawson, because of the deployment of the safety car.

The grid had been the results of yesterday’s race 1 with the top 10 reversed. This meant that Schumacher, who finished ninth was able to start the 30 minute race behind Thomas Preining and in front of Tim Zimmermann and team mate Harrison Newey.

It was not a good get away for Newey, as he jumped the start, the son of Adrian Newey was forced to complete a drive through, putting him to the back of the field. Into the first corner, Schumacher and Zimmermann overtook Preining. While at the back, Luca Engstler hit the kerb launching him into Alain Valente. The crash brought out the safety car as Valente’s car was dragged away.

With 21 minutes left on the clock, the race restarted. Schumacher broke away to have a 2 second gap over the field, while second placed Zimmermann was under pressure from Preining and Joel Eriksson behind.

The man on the move after the restart was fifth placed Joey Mawson. After disposing of Eriksson he managed to grab second place only one lap later. This meant he was now in free air and set about chasing team mate Schumacher for the lead. Meanwhile further back, Michael Walderr lost out to championship leader Marvin Dienst and his closest rival; Ralf Aron.

Walderr, clearly struggling, was taken by Mattia Drudi, in a move similar to Daniel Ricciardo‘s infamous overtake on his team mate at Monza last year. Further back, Janneau Esmeijer was hit wide and ran over the grass, causing other cars to take avoiding action as he re-entered the track at full speed. The incident caused him to drop several places.

It was clear that Mawson was catching Schumacher and with 6 minutes to go had managed to close 0.7 seconds in one lap. There were problems for Zimmermann as the car crawled to halt with no power, but as the leading 2 pulled onto the finish straight, the crowds were denied a close battle as another safety car was called for Benjamin Mazatis who was stuck in the gravel in turn 1.

The race ended under safety car, allowing Schumacher to claim his first win of the season with a van Amersfoort 1-2, as Preining rounded out the top 3.

Oschersleben Race 3 Result

125Mick SchumacherGERVan Amersfoort Racing30m59.920s
236Joseph MawsonAUSVan Amersfoort Racing+0.518s
312Thomas PreiningAUTADAC Berlin-Brandenburg+0.998s
499Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam+1.550s
57Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark+2.154s
627Marvin DienstGERHTP Junior Team+3.078s
719Mattia DrudiITASMG Swiss Motorsport Group+3.558s
810Michael WaldherrGERMotopark+4.530s
99Jonathan CecottoVENMotopark+5.013s
101Kim-Luis SchrammGERNeuhauser Racing+5.550s
1118Giorgio MaggiGERSMG Swiss Motorsport Group+6.589s
124Robert SchwartzmanITAADAC Berlin-Brandenburg+6.966s
136Mike OrtmannGERADAC Berlin-Brandenburg+7.715s
1431Yan Leon ShlomITATeam Scheider+8.302s
1533Jan JonckDENRS-Competition+8.829s
1622Florian JanitsGERLechner Racing+9.256s
178Jannes FittjeGERMotopark+9.830s
1832Guan Yu ZhouCHNPrema Powerteam+10.343s
1913Toni WolffGERTeam Pirosports+11.029s
2077Job van UitertNEDJob van Uitert+12.021s
2111Leon WipperstegGERTeam Scheider+12.696s
2234Cedric PiroGERTeam Pirosports+13.366s
2320Nikolaj RogivueGERSMG Swiss Motorsport Group+14.057s
2446Mauro AuricchioGERTeam Scheider+15.106s
2515David KolkmannGERJenzer Motorsport+15.751s
2614Moritz Muller-CreponGERJenzer Motorsport+17.208s
2726Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing+18.878s
2816Marek BockmannGERJenzer Motorsport+19.675s
2966Marcel LenerzGERLechner Racing+1 Lap
30/RET24Robin BrezinaGERRobin Brezina+2 Laps
31/RET3Benjamin MazatisGERADAC Berlin-Brandenburg+3 Laps
32/RET2Tim ZimmermanGERNeuhauser Racing+4 Laps
RET28Janneau EsmeijerNEDHTP Junior Team12 Laps
RET38Luca EngstlerGERLiqui Moly Team Engstler0 Laps
RET23Alain ValenteGERRace Performance0 Laps