Formula 1 stars, rally drivers, ex-drivers – the motorsport household come collectively every year on the Race of Champions (ROC) to discover the ‘finest’ driver in a enjoyable occasion. Michael Schumacher was additionally an everyday throughout his enjoying days, and his son Mick now competes with ROC.
The son of the Formula 1 legend precipitated a sensation on this 12 months’s “Race of Champions”. After his closing towards two-time DTM champion Matthias Ekström, issues received 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The combat with Mick Schumacher brought again outdated recollections for the Swede. In 2009 (Beijing) and 2007 (London), Ekström was additionally within the closing and beat Schumacher twice, particularly Mick’s father Michael.
After his victory towards Mick, Ekström was very emotional: “Everyone is aware of that I performed with Michael in two finals. [Schumacher] could be. Racing with Mick is nice. It’s very emotional for me as a result of I had nothing however fantastic moments with Michael. It’s particular for me to see Mick within the closing. I’m very proud. He is such an excellent 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”
On Instagram, he devoted a submit 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 excellent 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 excellent 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.
Mick Schumacher was ready to use the ROC to present everybody what a expertise he’s. This 12 months he was solely a reserve driver in Formula 1, however he hopes to be again within the group subsequent season.