Racing legend Michael Schumacher is set to be crowned World Motorsport Champion after driving the Mercedes-Benz SLK-R to the chequered flag in a Formula One World Championship race in Singapore on Saturday.
The German, who is also a Formula 1 World Champion, drove the fastest lap of the season at just under 23.5 seconds.
“I’m very happy to be on the podium.
I’m very proud,” said Schumachers son Daniel.
“We were on the same track and it was a great day.”
The SLKR was also the fastest race car on the grid and Schumached had a first place finish.
The car is considered one of the fastest ever built, and has won nine consecutive races, with only the legendary McLaren F1 and Ferrari F1 cars scoring more wins.
“Michael has won five world championships and he’s an icon,” said Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene.
Schumach was crowned World Champion by the FIA at the end of last season. “
As I look at the championship and the cars, I’m happy that he is the winner.”
Schumach was crowned World Champion by the FIA at the end of last season.
He was the youngest ever Formula One champion to be voted into the title, after his brother Max SchumACH was voted in at the age of 19.
The younger Schumache is set for a fourth Formula One world title.
The winner of this weekend’s race will be announced on Sunday morning.
Formula One is the world’s most popular racing series, and attracts some of the best drivers from around the world.
The championship was founded in 1990, and its cars are sold to all 26 nations in the world for an average of about $5 billion.