Schumacher junior drives for his dad

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SCHUMACHER JUNIOR DRIVES FOR HIS DAD (2)
NEXT GENERATION: 18-year-old Mick at Spa this weekend Photo credit: Wikipedia

MICHAEL Schumacher’s teenage son Mick will mark the 25th anniversary of the German’s first Formula One victory by driving demonstration laps in a 1994 Benetton at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Sabine Kehm, a manager for both father and son and spokeswoman for the family, said that the 18-year-old would be at the wheel before Sunday’s race at Spa-Francorchamps.

Schumacher, the seven-time world champion who suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in France in 2013, made his breakthrough win – the first of a record 91 career victories – at the Belgium circuit on August 30 1992.

Spa was a special place for the German, who won the 1994 and 1995 crowns with Benetton before five titles in a row with Ferrari from 2000-04.

He retired in 2006 and then made a comeback with Mercedes from 2010-12.

This weekend’s Belgian race could also see one of his records equalled, with Mercedes driver and triple world champion Lewis Hamilton needing one pole position to match the German’s unprecedented 68.

Now 48 years old, the most successful driver in the sport’s history has not been seen in public since his accident, with the family closely guarding his privacy at their home in Switzerland.

Mick Schumacher is working his way through the junior motor racing series and is currently competing in European Formula Three after a debut in Formula Four.

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