Mick Schumacher survived an early mistake to lead Briton Calum Ilott to the F2 title ahead of his debut in F1 next season in the paddock with Haas
Mick Schumacher will join F1 as champion after dramatically sealing the F2 title in Bahrain.
The son of the legendary Michael Schumacher will follow in his father’s footsteps for the next season after securing a seat in Haas.
But he had to sweat for his F2 crown before championship rival Callum Ilott finished 11th. Took place, which meant he won the title with 14 points.
Schumacher came on the 18th. Place without points after pitting for new tires after an early mistake in the middle of the race.
The German was the strong favorite in the showdown as he was 14 points ahead.
But he made a mistake on the first lap when he slowed down which resulted in a flat tire.
Schumacher tried to get his Carlin car home despite his apparent lack of speed, but ended up looking for fresh rubber that made him fall out of the points.
Ilott managed to outperform his rival on lap 19 but was unable to move through the field and instead struggled with pace in the closing stages.
He needed a top 2 result to take the title but will instead wonder what could have been.
The Brit once had a clear lead over Schumacher after winning at Silverstone in August.
But the German’s consistency paid off in the second half of the season with victories in Monza and Sochi, which enabled him to take over the overall standings.
He took Ilott in the lead with a solid performance at Mugello in August and has not looked back since.
Schumacher will be supported next season by Ferrari – the team that helped his father win five championships in a row between 2000 and 2004 the next season.
Haas, who uses the Italian team’s engine, has decided to change his entire driver line-up, with Nikita Mazepin also advancing from F2 to Partnership Schumacher.
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