Race of Champions salutes Michael
Schumacher chased down Vettel and lost the final
The Race of Champions might be an thrilling occasion, however at the finish of the day, everybody desires to win. Mick Schumacher made it to the final, beating Sebastian Vettel however shedding to Matthias Ekström. He remembers “the grand finale with Michael at this occasion.”
Mick Schumacher even pushed Sebastian Vettel out of the manner, however in the finish he missed the victory on ice and snow: the 23-year-old went to the final of the conventional Race of Champions, the place he lost to the former. DTM champion Matthias Ekström. It was the 44-year-old Swede’s fourth win in motorsport and he now shares the file with French rally drivers Sébastien Loeb and Didier Auriol.
Even a automotive fireplace couldn’t cease him earlier than the combat with Mick Schumacher. “It’s very emotional for me,” Ekstrom mentioned. “I’ve at all times had massive finals with Michael at this occasion.” “It’s higher than profitable,” the Swede hugged Mick Schumacher. Second place wouldn’t be an issue for him.
“I did my finest, however sadly it wasn’t sufficient,” replied Mick Schumacher. A day in the past, a banner was hung in Pite Havsbad, Sweden, in honor of Mick Schumacher. “Keep preventing, Michael. We miss you,” it was written.
In the workforce competitors, the semi-finals are accomplished
Vettel and Schumacher met in the semi-finals in a German-German battle. Schumacher gained clearly in each rounds. Vettel briefly lost management of the automotive in the first of the two runs and ran by way of the snow barricades into Schumacher’s lane. The four-time Formula 1 world champion had no probability when he returned to his lap. With his second race win, Mick Schumacher confirmed his prime kind till the Swede discovered a grasp who beat former Michael Schumacher. Together, Vettel and Schumacher led Germany to the semi-finals of the Cup of Nations on Saturday, which ultimately went to Norway.
Germany remains to be the file champion by a large margin in the workforce classification of the Race of Champions, contested by a range of automobiles: Vettel and Michael Schumacher gained six consecutive titles between 2007 and 2012, whereas Germany gained a complete of eight.
Vettel retired from Formula 1 after final season, however participation in the Race of Champions has grow to be a practice for the 35-year-old. He participated eleven occasions, as soon as (2015) Vettel gained the title. Schumacher is not going to be a daily driver in the upcoming Formula 1 season, which begins in Bahrain on March 5. As a co-driver in Mercedes, he nonetheless belongs to the top notch.