As a team they were beaten in this weekend's nail-biting Race Of Champions Nations Cup finale. But when it came down to a head-to-head battle between Germany's Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher, it was the latter who prevailed to knock his illustrious compatriot out of the competition's individual event…
Just a day after Team Nordic’s Tom Kristensen and Johan Kristoffersson ruined Team Germany’s chances of a ninth ROC title, coming out on top in a fiercely-contested final in Mexico City, Vettel and Schumacher competed against each other in the group stage of the Race Of Champions.
It was a chance for Formula 3 European champion Schumacher, recently signed to the Ferrari Driver Academy, to pit his wits against one of Formula 1’s most successful drivers – four-time world champion Vettel.
And Schumacher, son of seven-time world champion Michael, did his glowing reputation no harm with a mighty performance to overcome his fellow German – although the 2019 F2 driver later saw his chances of glory ended by former F1 driver Esteban Gutierrez in the quarter-finals.
Another F1 representative at the annual tournament, held at the Foro Sol in Mexico - the iconic amphitheatre forming part of Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Formula 1 circuit - was Red Bull’s French driver Pierre Gasly.