Mick Schumacher delivered an outstanding run in today’s race 2 at Hungaroring, home to the eighth round of the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship. The 20-year-old German racer took off from the reverse grid pole and fended off the attacks of his fellow front-row starter in turn 1.
The Ferrari Driver Academy man then stayed in control for the remaining part of the race, managing his tires and gap to perfection even in the final stages. For Schumacher it is the maiden win in the series as it is the first for PREMA Racing this season, capping a good weekend in terms of pace and building great momentum for the final part of the year.
With no pit-stops and all the drivers on the same tire compound, Hungaroring retained its reputation in terms of lack of passing opportunities. As a result, Sean Gelael had a pretty much uneventful day, taking off from P15 and eventually ending up in 17th without a lot of action happening in the middle of the pack.
# 9 - Mick Schumacher
"It feels great to finally take my first win, I can only say that I am really happy, especially after the bad luck we sometimes had since the beginning of the season. It's never easy to be out front and I tried my best especially in the last sector, having a good exit to prepare for turn one, which gives the best passing opportunity. I tried to push to get out of the DRS zone but I was also trying to look after tires so that if Matsushita was coming back I would still have had some grip left even if it was a bit on the edge in the last laps. For the next race, we are going to Spa-Francorchamps, which is a good track for me and where I feel very comfortable. Today's result will provide a boost going into the summer break but also into the next race, so I'm looking forward to that."
# 10 - Sean Gelael
"I'm very happy for Mick as the whole team deserved this result from the start of the year. Obviously, on my side, it was a different story, but I think that analyzing everything that happened this weekend, we will be able to do a good job at Spa-Francorchamps."