Next generation Schumachers on track in Sochi support races

Two Schumachers will compete in support races during the Russian Grand Prix this weekend, with Michael’s son Mick racing in Formula 2 and Ralf’s son David taking the Formula 3 seat of injured Australian Alex Peroni.

Peroni, 19, suffered a broken vertebra in a huge airborne crash at this month’s Italian Grand Prix weekend and has been ruled out of the season-ending doubleheader.

Mick, 20, is a Ferrari academy driver and competes for the Prema team in Formula Two, one rung below Formula One. His father won a record seven F1 championships.

Campos Racing indicated 17-year-old David, whose father won six races with Williams between 2001-03, could have a future with them beyond 2019.

“He is a young talent and it would be nice to get a commitment in place for longer than Sochi,” said Campos CEO Salvatore Gandolfo in a statement.