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Formula 2: Schumacher’s fourth rocket launch not rewarded

Schumi rocket launch not rewarded

Damage limitation for Mick Schumacher after a poor qualifying. This is how Saturday’s Formula 2 race in Bahrain went

A.Even if the victory went to the competition; that’s how an upcoming Formula 2 champion drives! Mick Schumacher showed a great performance in the first race of the junior series in Bahrain. After bad qualifying on Friday, the son of record world champion Michael Schumacher moved up from tenth to fourth.

Even more would have been possible. For the fourth time this season, Schumacher made a real rocket start, racing to fourth place up to the first corner. He then conceded his title rival Callum Ilott and Ferrari junior Marcus Armstrong, and for a long time was in a promising position in second place behind the eventual winner Felipe Drugovic.

Schumi rocket launch not rewarded

Mick Schumacher

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But the Brazilian came to the pits earlier than Schumacher to change tires. Looking back, the Prema team left the championship leader from Germany on old rubber on the track for too long. When Mick was finally allowed to go to service on lap 20, he dropped to sixth place. In the end, there was no more than a race to catch up to fourth place.

Strong: The Ferrari junior always stayed cool and did not risk too much given his role in the championship fight. This overview also makes a complete racing driver. Callum Ilott and Jehan Daruvala completed the podium behind Drugovic.

Also strong: Red Bull junior Yuki Tsunoda, who fought his way from the very back to sixth place.

In the championship, Mick Schumacher is now twelve points ahead of his Ferrari junior colleague Ilott. The championship can only be decided next weekend, then on the outer oval-like course in Bahrain. Schumi junior will start the Sunday race tomorrow morning from fifth place.

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