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Mick Schumacher follows in his famous dad’s footsteps to win his first F3 race

Staff writers, August 1, 2018 7:32AM News Corp Australia Network

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Mick Schumacher has won his first F3 race. media_cameraMick Schumacher has won his first F3 race.


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MOTORSPORT: Germany’s Mick Schumacher, the son of Formula 1 great Michael Schumacher, has won his first Formula 3 race on the famous Spa track in Belgium.

The 19-year-old triumphed* in the junior category on a circuit loved by his father, who won a record seven Formula One titles.

“It is a great feeling to win in Spa,” young Mick said. “As it seems, Spa is a good venue* for the Schumacher family.”

His father suffered a serious brain injury in a skiing accident in 2013 and has not been seen in public since.

Fiji International - Day One media_cameraJarrod Lyle.

GOLF: Highly popular Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has made the heartbreaking decision to stop active treatment in his third cancer fight and begin palliative care*.

Lyle has twice battled and beaten leukaemia* — once in 1998 and again in 2012.

However, in July last year the 36-year-old’s cancer returned for a third time.

Lyle, from Shepparton in country Victoria, played in Australia and on the US PGA Tour before stepping away from full-time golf in recent years.

He has two professional wins during his career, both coming on the Tour.

AFL Tribunal Hearing media_cameraCarlton’s Charlie Curnow leaves the Tribunal hearing last night. Picture: Getty Images
media_cameraThe contact between Charlie Curnow and Steven May.

AFL: Carlton young gun Charlie Curnow is free to play against GWS after successfully downgrading* a striking charge at the AFL tribunal.

Curnow was offered a one-match ban by AFL match review officer Michael Christian for intentionally striking Gold Coast’s Steven May. But the Blues’ legal team successfully argued the action was careless, which saw the penalty downgraded to a $2000 fine.

Meanwhile, Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt has extended his AFL career with the Tigers with a new two-year deal.


triumphed: won

venue: place where something happens

palliative care: care for patients who are dying

leukaemia: type of cancer

downgrading: reducing in severity


1. Which category of motor sport is Mick Schumacher competing in?

2. How may professional wins did Jarrod Lyle have during his golf career?

3. Which Tiger has extended his career at Richmond?


After reading the article, with a partner, highlight as many connectives as you can find in pink. Discuss if these are being used as conjunctions, or to join ideas and create flow.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Mick Schumacher is following in his famous F1 dad’s footsteps, but who are some other famous sporting parents and kids you admire?

No one word answers. Use full sentences to explain your thinking.

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