Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, competed at the Race of Champions in Mexico at the weekend.
Schumacher impressed by winning eight times en route to clinching the Formula Three championship with a race to spare last year.
The new Ferrari academy driver competed alongside Sebastian Vettel for Germany, beating the four-time world champion to win the event.
Mattia Binotto, the new team principal for the Italian team, said: “For someone like me who has known him from birth, there’s no doubt that welcoming Mick into Ferrari has a special emotional meaning, but we have chosen him for his talent and the human and professional qualities that have already distinguished him despite his young age.”
Schumacher Jnr was skiing in the French Alps with his father when he fell in 2013.
Michael Schumacher, who won a record 91 grands prix and recently turned 50, is understood to be receiving round-the-clock care at his home in Switzerland, but no information has been made public about his medical condition. .
Mahindra Racing’s Jerome d’Ambrosio claimed a sensational win in the Marrakesh ePrix, the second round of the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
D’Ambrosio qualified in tenth place but quickly climbed into the top three. The former F1 driver’s third series win in the all-electric championship gives d’Ambrosio a 12-point lead in the drivers championship over Antonio Felix da Costa and Jean-Eric Vergne.
“This is a real win,” d’Ambrosio said. “I fought hard for it and I’m really happy.
“I’ve been here since the start of the series and I’ve been fighting to be in this position. Last year we had some tough moments and I’m happy I can pay the team back like this.”
There were winners off the track in Saudi Arabia too as the champion of the ABB FIA Formula E Road to Ad Diriyah Esports Championship picking up a cool $125,000 in the process.
It has been a competition which had whittled thousands of competitors online from across the GCC, and Saudi Arabian entrants from Formula E roadshows in Jeddah and Khobar, down to just eight competitors, all from the Kingdom.
On the line in the exciting eSports competition was a prize pot of up to SAR1million ($250,000) held in the Allianz E Village, just one of the attractions surrounding the 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.
The contest featured celebrity Saudi gaming influencer Mr FIFA who helped bring the action alive for the spectators. Unlike the live action on the race track, with the drivers battling it out to win until the dying seconds, Ad Diriyah’s virtual champion took the lead early on and held it throughout.
Yasser Al Mansour, from Fara’a, a small town a few hours’ drive from Riyadh collected a cool SAR500,000 as his first-place prize, beat Mubarak Al-Dossary, from Dhaharan, who came second and won SAR250,000, and Abdulaziz Rayes, from Jeddah, who finished third and scooped SAR125,000.
Yasser hailed the event saying: “I kept my position even though it was tough. Every one of my competitors had impressive lap times. I’m just happy I came up on top.”
The champion, who collected a cool SAR500,000 as his first-place prize hailed the event, which was supported by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic & Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS).
“This eSports tournament is amazing. Not only is eSport a popular among Saudi youth now it can be used to introduce countless people to the world of motor sports. The simulators we raced felt like real life,” he said.
Dale Buxton, EGaming Consultant to Formula E, said: “The response to this competition has been huge, thousands flocked to enter and the standard has been so high. It shows the passion that exists for eSports within the Kingdom and we are grateful for the support of the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic & Intellectual Sports.”