September 24, 2019 / 12:58 PM / 24 days ago

Two Schumachers on track in Sochi support races

FILE PHOTO: Racing driver Mick Schumacher attends an event to celebrate 90 years of Italian premium sports car maker Ferrari racing team at Milan's Duomo square, in Milan, Italy September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio lo Scalzo

LONDON (Reuters) - Two Schumachers will compete in Russian Grand Prix support races this weekend, with Michael’s son Mick racing in Formula Two and Ralf’s son David taking the Formula Three 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 double-header.

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.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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