Mick Schumacher follows his dad, Michael, to the track

04/22/2008 at 01:02 PM ET

MickschumacherMick Schumacher, 9, the son of the retired world champion race car driver Michael Schumacher, 39, has followed in his father’s footsteps and has recently taken to racing himself.  Trying to race under the radar, Mick enrolled himself using his mother, Corinna‘s, maiden name, Betsch, (so as to not get any extra attention for being his father’s son), and was always accompanied by his grandfather, Rolf, instead of his famous father. 

Mick seems to have inherited his father’s talent, placing tenth and eighth in two low-level races in Spain and has even been nicknamed "Schumi III" by the press and his fans. The nickname of "Schumi" goes to his father Michael, and Schumi II to his Uncle Ralf, Michael’s brother, who also races professionally.

Source: Hola!

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Fern on

Thats so funny, me and my brother race on the same chassis as Mick does, TonyKart in the Rotax series.

Sammy-xx on

Thats so great and such a refreshing thing t o hear that a child of a celebrity isn’t using their name to make it.
I’m such a huge fan of Michael, ever since i was little i would buy every thing with his name and face on it and have about 20 ferarri hats

emma on

I agree with Sammy. I love that Michael & Corinna have made sure that Mick can be his own person and have fun with his racing rather than making a big deal of who his dad is.

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