07/10/2014 12:29 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Michael Schumacher's Teenage Son Mick Races To Karting Victory


The teenage son of seven-times Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher looks set to carry on his father's legacy after he finished runner-up in the German junior kart championships.

The 15-year-old's latest success comes a month after he was crowned World Karting Vice Champion.

Mick said then: "Of course I am proud of such an important result. But it is also clear that it is my goal to be world champion. This is only the beginning of my career."

His success comes as his 45-year-old father continues to recover from a major head injury after six months in a coma following a skiing accident in December in the French Alps.

Michael had a similar start to his legendary racing career - starting to race at a young age after his father built him his first kart when he was just four years old.

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In 1983, at the age of 14, Michael became eligible to hold a German karting licence.

And the following year - at the age of 15 - the racing legend won the title of German Kart Champion.

The rest, of course, is history: Schumacher Snr went on to break numerous records on his way to claiming seven world titles and staking his claim among the sport's most successful drivers.

The family has been rocked by the F1 legend's accident last December, which left him in a coma for months before he was moved back to his Switzerland home on the shores of Lake Geneva for further rehabilitation.

His manager Sabine Kehm said: "There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead."

Congratulations, Mike!

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