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Mick Schumacher opens Formula 2 account

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Mick Schumacher celebrates with his trophy on the podium after winning the Formula Two championship race. Andrej Isakovic/AFP

Mick Schumacher, the 20-year-old son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, on Sunday claimed his first Formula Two victory ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The German driver won the 28-lap 'sprint' race for Prema Racing after starting from pole position in a reverse grid race. He had finished eighth in Saturday's full-length feature race.

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Mick Schumacher celebrates after winning the Formula Two championship race on Sunday. Andrej Isakovic/AFP

Schumacher, who is a member of Ferrari's driver academy, finished 1.5 seconds ahead of Honda-backed Nobuharu Matsushita of Carlin. His previous best result was fourth at the Austrian Grand Prix in June.

"Amazing", he said afterwards.

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Mick Schumacher celebrates after winning the Formula Two championship race on Sunday. Andrej Isakovic/AFP

"The car was great and thanks to the team for that. It wasn't easy, but I am just really happy."

Schumacher is in his first season of Formula Two, the main feeder category of racing for Formula One.

Agence France-Presse