European Formula 3

Schumacher Praises ‘Great Job’ from Prema Team after Race Two Victory

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

Mick Schumacher continued his amazing run of form on Sunday morning when he converted his race two pole position into a second victory of the weekend at the Nurburgring, and his fifth of an ever-increasingly impressive FIA European Formula 3 Championship season.

The German has continued to edge his way into contention in the championship, with just sixteen points separating him from Motopark’s Daniel Ticktum, with Schumacher now having taken victories in five of the past nine races.

In Sunday’s second race, the Prema Theodore Racing driver maintained the lead from team-mate Robert Shwartzman at the start and was able to control two safety car restarts to perfection to close out the victory, and he will now be gunning to make it a hat trick on Sunday afternoon.

He will start the race from pole position and is aiming to become the first driver in 2018 to win all three races in one weekend.  Two other drivers, Enaam Ahmed and Ralf Aron, have won twice in a weekend this year, but Schumacher is aiming to go one better and score maximum points at the German circuit.

“I am very happy with my victory and with my great car,” said Schumacher.  “My team has done a great job.

“In the race, we had two safety car interventions and I had two good restarts.  Every time, I managed to pull away from Robert, which was important.

“Now, I will try to win the third race of the weekend this afternoon as well.”

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