Prema Racing: Mick Schumacher's first F2 win can be turning point

Prema Racing believes Mick Schumacher's breakthrough Formula 2 win can be a "turning point" in the Ferrari Formula 1 junior and the team's season

Prema Racing: Mick Schumacher's first F2 win can be turning point

Schumacher edged clear of Honda junior Nobuharu Matsushita in the reversed-grid F2 race at the Hungaroring from pole position to lead every lap and seal his first podium since graduating to the series after winning the European Formula 3 title in 2018.

After a tricky first half of the season characterised by struggling to manage the Pirelli tyres, driver error and bad luck, Schumacher lies 11th in the driver standings while Prema is ninth of the 10 teams.

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"I think it could be a turning point now, so let's keep pushing as we have always done, him improving, him learning and everybody achieving what they deserve," team boss Rene Rosin told Autosport.

"It's a relief for all the team for the hard work everyone has done.

"It's been quite a difficult first half of the season. We showed great potential and also we've been unlucky as well.

"It's an important step for his season.

"Now it's time to get our heads down and keep pushing, focus on the small details like we are always doing.

"We continue working step-by-step, there is no one thing in particular that we work on.

"We prepare for Spa, like we always do, and then I think everybody will be ok."

Speaking after the Hungaroring race, Schumacher said: "The next track we go to is Spa [at the end of August] which is a very good track for me where I feel very comfortable.

"Hopefully that result today will give me a boost going into the summer break but also going into the next race so I'm really looking forward to that."

Last season, Schumacher did not take his first F3 victory until July 28 at Spa, which kickstarted a romp to the title as he earned another seven victories.

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