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Schumacher's son Mick eyes F1 career

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Michael Schumacher's 15-year-old son Mick wants to follow in his father's famous footsteps and be a Formula One world champion after being crowned World Karting Vice-Champion.

The youngster competed under the name Mick Junior - having previously used the surname Betsch, maiden name of mother Corinna - as he finished second in the KF-Junior category in Essay, France last weekend. Mick had won four heats en route to the final event and after the race stated his desire to forge a trail into Formula One.

"Of course I am proud of such an important result, but it is also clear that it is my goal to be world champion," Mick said after the race. "This is only the beginning of my career."

Seven-time world champion Schumacher has moved back to his home in Lausanne, Switzerland to continue rehabilitation following his skiing accident in December, after which he spent six months in a medically-induced coma.

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