Formula One: Michael Schumacher's son, Mick, second in German karting champs

Mick Schumacher, 15 year-old son of former F1 champion Michael Schumacher competes during the German Kart Championship International ADAC, in Genk, on Oct 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Mick Schumacher, 15 year-old son of former F1 champion Michael Schumacher competes during the German Kart Championship International ADAC, in Genk, on Oct 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time world Formula One champion Michael, ended up finishing second in this season's German junior kart championships after losing the lead in Sunday's final round.

The 15-year-old, who finished runner-up at the world championships in France last month having won the European title, was eighth in the final round of races, leaving main rival David Beckmann to finish fourth and win the overall German title.

Junior Schumacher's success on the karting track this season comes as his 45-year-old father continues to recover from a major head injury after six months in a coma following a skiing accident in December in the French Alps.

Having raced under the surname of Betsch, his mother Corinna's maiden name, Mick Schumacher adopted the name Mick Jnr this season and finished runner-up to British youngster Enaam Ahmed in the FIA's junior category world championships in Essay, France, in September.