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Monday, 24 September 2018

Rival's stunning accusation towards legend's son


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Mick Schumacher’s main rival for the European F3 championship has questioned the German’s sudden dominance of the sport, claiming he is “fighting a losing battle as my last name is not Schumacher.”

Schumacher, the son of seven-time F1 champion Michael, has been in commanding form over the last two rounds of the championship, claiming five race wins and a second place over the six races, while starting from pole position five times.

British driver Dan Ticktum, who lost the lead of the championship to Schumacher during the most recent round in Austria, says it’s “interesting” that Schumacher and team-mate Robert Shwartzman are significantly quicker than the other three drivers from their team, and “many people in the F3 paddock will agree” with his comments.

“I don’t like pointing fingers at anyone but to be honest, this weekend the pace in the car was not there,” Ticktum wrote on his Instagram page, in a post he has since deleted.

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“Set-up mainly, as in the last race when we got the car better, we were pretty quick climbing from 7th to 4th.

“However compared to the top two no one on this grid had a chance. Even their other teammates who are good drivers were nowhere compared to them.

“Interesting is how I would describe their pace and I am confident many people in the F3 paddock will agree.

Mick Schumacher.

“I did the best possible as I always endeavour to do! Thank you to the team as always for their hard work. It’s not over until it’s over and I’ll make sure I arrive at the last round in the best shape I can.”

Ticktum then attempted to clarify his statement after a social media backlash, but only succeeded in pouring fuel on the fire when he suggested he would lose the title because “my last name is not Schumacher.”

“I have a huge respect for Mick who had dealt with a lot in the past few years,” Ticktum wrote. “I am simply suggesting that it seems to have come from nowhere? I never said it was illegal.

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“I appreciate I have lessons to learn still! I’m not denying that. You don’t know the real story because you are not at the track looking at everyone’s data.

“Unfortunately however I am fighting a losing battle as my last name is not Schumacher.”

Ticktum is a member of the Red Bull Junior Team that produced current F1 stars such as Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, and has been linked to a move into F1 in the future.

He has a history of making headlines for all the wrong reasons. In 2015 he was banned for two years after he overtook 10 competitors under safety car conditions before deliberately crashing into a rival driver during a race in England.

The investigation into the incident described Ticktum’s behaviour as “disturbing and dangerous” and “totally irresponsible and reprehensible.”

Schumacher holds a 49-point lead in the championship heading into the final round at Hockenheim in October.

Mick Schumacher’s main rival for the European F3 championship has questioned the German’s sudden dominance of the sport, claiming he is “fighting a losing battle as my last name is not Schumacher.”

Schumacher, the son of seven-time F1 champion Michael, has been in commanding form over the last two rounds of the championship, claiming five race wins and a second place over the six races, while starting from pole position five times.

British driver Dan Ticktum, who lost the lead of the championship to Schumacher during the most recent round in Austria, says it’s “interesting” that Schumacher and team-mate Robert Shwartzman are significantly quicker than the other three drivers from their team, and “many people in the F3 paddock will agree” with his comments.

“I don’t like pointing fingers at anyone but to be honest, this weekend the pace in the car was not there,” Ticktum wrote on his Instagram page, in a post he has since deleted.

https://twitter.com/VincentJBruins/status/1044136933792727041

“Set-up mainly, as in the last race when we got the car better, we were pretty quick climbing from 7th to 4th.

“However compared to the top two no one on this grid had a chance. Even their other teammates who are good drivers were nowhere compared to them.

“Interesting is how I would describe their pace and I am confident many people in the F3 paddock will agree.

Mick Schumacher.

“I did the best possible as I always endeavour to do! Thank you to the team as always for their hard work. It’s not over until it’s over and I’ll make sure I arrive at the last round in the best shape I can.”

Ticktum then attempted to clarify his statement after a social media backlash, but only succeeded in pouring fuel on the fire when he suggested he would lose the title because “my last name is not Schumacher.”

“I have a huge respect for Mick who had dealt with a lot in the past few years,” Ticktum wrote. “I am simply suggesting that it seems to have come from nowhere? I never said it was illegal.

https://twitter.com/chloehewitt_/status/1044113781440344064

“I appreciate I have lessons to learn still! I’m not denying that. You don’t know the real story because you are not at the track looking at everyone’s data.

“Unfortunately however I am fighting a losing battle as my last name is not Schumacher.”

Ticktum is a member of the Red Bull Junior Team that produced current F1 stars such as Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, and has been linked to a move into F1 in the future.

He has a history of making headlines for all the wrong reasons. In 2015 he was banned for two years after he overtook 10 competitors under safety car conditions before deliberately crashing into a rival driver during a race in England.

The investigation into the incident described Ticktum’s behaviour as “disturbing and dangerous” and “totally irresponsible and reprehensible.”

Schumacher holds a 49-point lead in the championship heading into the final round at Hockenheim in October.

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