Mick Schumacher just beat Sebastian Vettel in the Race of Champions
Drop all you're doing, the student just beat the master. Mick Schumacher son of the seven-times F1 Champion Michael Schumacher just beat his teammate and four-time F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel in the 'Race of Champions'.
Race of Champions bids the best racing drivers across multiple categories against each other, in one series. The drivers compete for the title of 'Champion of Champions' as well as the 'Nations Cup' where teams of two represent their country. This year Germany was represented by Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher. The two went up against each other in the race for the Champion of Champions title, where Mick Schumacher knocked Sebastian Vettel out just before the quarterfinals where Mick himself was knocked out of the championship.
Vettel had previously raced alongside Michael Schumacher in the ROC which resulted in the duo winning the nations cup 6 years in a row from 2007 to 2012, unfortunately, the duo of Mick and Sebastian wasn't so fortunate this year ending up 2nd after a nail-biting final.
What does this mean?
With Mick Schumacher winning the FIA European F3 Championship and progressing to FIA F2 for 2019 as well as being signed up for the Ferrari Drivers Academy, he seems to be on a clear and narrow path to an F1 seat. However he might have to wait a while before getting behind the wheel of a Ferrari, as Sebastian Vettel is signed up until the end of 2020 and Charles Leclerc who replaces Kimi Raikkonen for 2019 is set to stay with the Scuderia up until 2022.
Mick Schumacher allready had a a chance to drive some F1 Cars such as this Benetton B194 previously driven by his father Michael
It's worth pointing out that Leclerc have also went through the Ferrari Drivers Academy and won F3 and F2 championships before getting his F1 seat with Sauber in 2018 before moving to Ferrari in 2019. So while we will certainly have to wait at least untill 2021 to see Mick in a Ferrari he might appear in a team like Sauber as soon as 2020.