Michael Schumacher's son Mick wins European F3 title

Mick Schumacher was crowned 2018 Formula Three European champion

Mick Schumacher was crowned 2018 Formula Three European champion

Mick Schumacher has taken 2018 European Formula 3 championship victory, with the Prema driver finishing second behind race victor Juri Vips in the second race of the Hockenheim weekend.

Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport declared there is an "heir to the Schumacher dynasty" - 14 years after Michael Schumacher's last F1 world title and 28 years after he was crowned German F3 champions, at two years older than Mick is now.

The promising racer said: "It's a slightly unreal feeling". "The title was my goal from the beginning, I never stopped believing it".

"[There has been a] lot of hard work not only from myself but really the most hard work came from the team and I am really just grateful for what they have done all season long for me".

In 2014, Mick junior finished the karting season second overall in the German, European and world championships.

He was 12th overall in his debut season past year.

After his maiden victory in the series at Spa, he went on to win at least one race on each of the subsequent weekends, including Silverstone, Misano, the Nurburgring and Spielberg.

The title means Schumacher is now eligible to race in Formula One.

The 19-year-old finished second in race two at the season finale in Hockenheim to open up an insurmountable lead over closest challenger Dan Ticktum with a race to spare.

Wolff congratulated Schumacher soon after winning the title.

"He has proven himself and can become a great in our sport", said Wolff.

Mick is now qualified to do the same but with few racing seats currently available in the highest racing class, could instead progress to Formula 2.

Michael Schumacher, 49, has not been seen in public since suffering serious head injuries during a skiing accident in December 2013 while skiing with Mick and his condition is a secret closely guarded by his family.