Formula 1 stars, rally drivers, ex-drivers – the motorsport household come collectively yearly on the Race of Champions (ROC) to discover the ‘greatest’ driver in a enjoyable occasion. Michael Schumacher was additionally a daily throughout his enjoying days, and his son Mick now competes with ROC.
The son of the Formula 1 legend induced a sensation on this 12 months’s “Race of Champions”. After his ultimate in opposition to two-time DTM champion Matthias Ekström, issues bought emotional.
Formula 1: Ekstrom vs. Schumacher 2.0
Mick Schumacher confirmed off his abilities on the frozen Baltic Sea snow course in Piet Havsbad, Sweden. In the Cup of Nations, he reached the semi-finals with Sebastian Vettel, and even reached the ultimate within the particular person race. But then he had to admit defeat to Extreme.
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The battle with Mick Schumacher brought again outdated reminiscences for the Swede. In 2009 (Beijing) and 2007 (London), Ekström was additionally within the ultimate and beat Schumacher twice, particularly Mick’s father Michael.
After his victory in opposition to Mick, Ekström was very emotional: “Everyone is aware of that I performed with Michael in two finals. [Schumacher] can be. Racing with Mick is nice. It’s very emotional for me as a result of I had nothing however great moments with Michael. It’s particular for me to see Mick within the ultimate. I’m very proud. He is such an important expertise and his time has come. I look ahead to extra duels. I do not assume it is going to be lengthy earlier than he hits me.”
“Made us all cry in entrance of the display screen”
On Instagram, he devoted a put up to his victory. He shared a photograph of himself with Mick Schumacher from 2023, carrying Michael from 2009 on his again. “Like father, like son. Thank you Mick for an important and emotional race,” Ekström wrote.
Ekström’s words about Michael Schumacher brought tears to the eyes of fans. Here are some reactions:
- “It’s so emotional to hear you speak about Michael”
- “My coronary heart. It was so stunning.”
- “Such an important victory speech”
- “My coronary heart is crying!” What an emotion! Great race. An emotional race.”
- “Good words Matthias! He made us all cry in entrance of the display screen.
Mick Schumacher was in a position to use the ROC to present everybody what a expertise he’s. This 12 months he’s solely a reserve driver in Formula 1, however he hopes to be again within the crew subsequent season.