David Schumacher (racing driver)

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David Schumacher
NationalityGermany German
Born (2001-10-23) 23 October 2001 (age 17)
Related toRalf Schumacher (father)
Michael Schumacher (uncle)
Mick Schumacher (cousin)
ADAC Formula 4 career
Debut season2018
Current teamUS Racing-CHRS
Car no.27
Starts20
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish9th in 2018
Previous series
2018
2017-18
Euroformula Open Championship
Formula 4 UAE Championship
Championship titles
2018ADAC Formula 4 Rookie Champion

David Schumacher (born 23 October 2001) is a German racing driver, son of former Formula One driver Ralf Schumacher and nephew of seven time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Schumacher began karting at a young age, alongside his cousin Mick.[1] From there he competed in multiple karting championships, the highlight of which was finishing as vice-champion of the 2017 DKM Championship to Dennis Hauger.[2]

Lower formulae[edit]

In August 2017, it was announced that Schumacher would graduate to single-seaters, competing for his father's US Racing outfit in the 2018 ADAC Formula 4 Championship.[3] In January 2018, he made his single-seater debut, contesting the Formula 4 UAE Championship with Rasgaira Motorsports Team from the second round onwards.[4] Claiming three wins, Schumacher ended the season as vice-champion to Charles Weerts.[5]

In ADAC Formula 4, a consistent string of points scoring finishes and eight rookie wins saw Schumacher finish ninth in the overall standings and claim the title of rookie champion.[6]

Euroformula Open[edit]

Schumacher made his debut in the series, competing in the final two rounds of the 2018 championship with RP Motorsport.[7]

Formula 3[edit]

In January 2019, Schumacher was named as part of Pinnacle Motorsport's three car line-up for the Asian F3 Winter Series.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Schumacher's family includes his father former Formula One racer Ralf, his uncle seven time Formula One world champion Michael and his cousin 2018 European Formula 3 champion Mick.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2017-18 Formula 4 UAE Championship Rasgaira Motorsports Team 20 3 5 4 16 325 2nd
2018 ADAC Formula 4 Championship US Racing-CHRS 20 0 0 0 0 103 9th
Euroformula Open Championship RP Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Spanish Formula 3 Championship 4 0 0 0 0 38 6th
2019 F3 Asian Winter Series Pinnacle Motorsport 3 0 0 0 1 31 4th*

As Schumacher was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points. * Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Karting: David Schumacher follows father's path". April 23, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "DKM Champions Declared at the Finale in Italy". October 23, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Ehlan, Stefan (August 24, 2017). "Ralf Schumacher's son David makes F4 jump in 2018". Motorsport.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Wood, Elliot (January 18, 2018). "David Schumacher to make car racing debut in F4 UAE". FormulaScout. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Schumacher's nephew is runner-up in debut season despite missing four races". March 5, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Jackson, Connor (September 23, 2018). "SCHUMACHER CLAIMS ROOKIE TITLE DURING CLEAN SWEEP FOR US RACING". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "David Schumacher to make Euroformula debut with RP Motorsport". September 26, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  8. ^ Suttill, Josh (January 8, 2019). "David Schumacher to races in Asian F3 Winter Series as part of three-car Pinnacle line-up". FormulaScout. Retrieved January 9, 2019.

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