Schumacher’s F2 race extinguished, 16-year-old wins in F3

A fire extinguisher malfunction cost Mick Schumacher dearly in the fourth Formula 2 race of the season in Spielberg, Austria, while F3 had its youngest-ever race winner on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Schumacher, son of German F1 legend Michael Schumacher, suffered the set-back on lap 15 of the sprint when he was third. He drove to the pits with foam in his cockpit and retired from the race which was eventually won by Denmark’s Christian Lundgaard.

“That was really unlucky but our race pace was strong again,” said Schumacher.

In the F3 race, Theo Pourchaire took a remarkable triumph aged just 16 – youngest in the history of the category.

The Frenchman was behind leaders Liam Lawson and Jake Hughes when they collided late in the race and cruised over the line to victory behind the safety car.

“I made a really good start, but then was third for most of the race with good battles ahead of me,” Pourchaire said. “Then Lawson and Hughes crashed, and I was able to win the race.

“To win the race is amazing. It is only my second round in Formula 3, and I would like to thank ART Grand Prix (his team) for their amazing work with the car.”

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