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Nurburgring Weekend ‘the Best of my Career in Motor Racing to Date’ – Mick Schumacher

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Mick Schumacher - Prema Theodore Racing - Nurburgring
Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Mick Schumacher reflected on the perfect weekend at the Nurburgring as the nineteen-year-old became the first driver since Lance Stroll in 2016 to win all three races across a weekend, with the German saying it has been the best weekend of his career so far.

The Prema Theodore Racing driver was sublime all weekend long, taking two pole positions and two fastest laps as well as the three race victories, closing out the weekend on Sunday afternoon with his sixth victory of the year in what was the FIA European Formula 3 Championship’s 200th race since its most recent inception back in 2012.

Schumacher held onto the lead at the start of race three ahead of team-mate Robert Shwartzman and was untouchable thereafter, eventually winning the finale by just under five seconds.

“This weekend was the best of my career in motor racing to date,” said Schumacher, who also was given a Mercedes-AMG DTM taxi run on Friday.  “My start for this race was okay, I was first going into the first corner and then was able to maintain the lead. Then, I tried to keep my advantage consistent.

“I couldn’t be happier with this weekend and with my great car. The team has done a great job and I’m proud to have made the most out of it with three wins. I had good starts and restarts and every time I managed to pull away from Robert, which was important.”

Schumacher sits just three points behind Daniel Ticktum in the championship standings with two rounds and six races of the campaign remaining, and he admits the final two venues on the calendar – the Red Bull Ring and Hockenheimring – are tracks he enjoys.

“In the drivers’ standings, I am now closely behind Daniel Ticktum, but I am not looking at the standings in the championship too much,” said the German.  “Now, I am focussing on the two final race weekends.

“With Spielberg and the Hockenheimring, they are taking place at two tracks that I like very much.”

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