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Sporting prowess is in the blood for Michael Schumacher's daughter after expert horse ride

Gina Maria's performance comes a few weeks after younger brother Mick began pre-season preparations for his first season in Formula Four racing.

Mick was with the F1 racing legend when he received massive head injuries in a skiing incident in 2013.

While Michael, 46, continues his long and arduous recovery in Switzerland, his offspring look to carry on the sporting legacy of the seven-times F1 world champion.

Gina Maria, 17, was competing in the NRHA European Futurity Horse Show in the German town of Kreuth.

She rode a number of different horses in the competition earlier this week and is expected to take part in the final this weekend if her strong form continues.

Meanwhile, 16-year-old Mick has been impressing in his father's chosen sport and has reached a level just a few rungs below F1 standard. 

The rising star has already signed a deal with Van Amersfoort following success on the go-kart track, which he began racing in aged just nine.

Team boss Frits van Ammersfoort said: "Of course we know that his father is a seven-time world champion.

"But I want to emphasis that Mick will take the time to learn the trade of the racing driver."

Secrecy surrounds the progress of former Ferrari and Mercedes driver Michael, who suffered traumatic brain injuries in the accident in the French Alps after hitting two rocks while skiing.

He is currently being treated by medics at his home on Lake Geneva since leaving hospital in Grenoble, also in Switzerland, last June.

Latest reports suggest the driver has been left paralysed and unable to talk.

However, his family have not commented on his current health status.

Earlier this year the Schumacher's reportedly sold their holiday home in Norway for nearly £2million to help fund the F1 legend's treatment. 

Express
23/04
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