Michael Schumacher’s Son, Mick To Race At The MRF Challenge This Weekend

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Formula One legend's son will be expected to race at the finale of the MRF Challenge at the Madras Motor Race Track near Chennai, which is to be held on January 30 and 31. The 16-year old started racing in the German Formula 4 championship in 2015 and finished 10th, he scored a win and two podiums.

MRF Challenge finished three rounds held in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Dubai, will now head to Chennai. Currently leading in the standings is Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time world champion Emerson Fittipald. Also, in the driver line up with Motorsport lineage are Giuliano Alesi, son of GP winner Jean Alesi and Harrison Newey, son of F1 designer Adrian Newey.

The MRF Challenge cars are powered by 2-litre Renault engines housed in a Dallara 'Formulino' chassis and nurtures budding race drivers.

As for Fittipaldi's immediate competitors in this championship are Russian Nikita Troitskiy and female Colombian racing driver Tatiana Calderon. The Indian drivers will include Tarun Reddy, Arjun Narendran and Karthik Tharani. The fight has been close in all the three rounds till date and Chennai round will be a cracker of a race with the addition of Schumacher Junior.

Mick started with Kart racing in 2008 and never used his famous surname to avoid attention, he had a pseudonym Mick Betsch, using his mother's maiden name. Later, he went on to use Mick Junior in the German Junior Kart Championship and in the European and World Championships. He then test drove for Formula 4 in 2014 and then started to race in 2015.

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Story first published: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 17:04 [IST]
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