Mick Schumacher makes it two from two at the Nurburgring with a lights-to-flag victory in the second race of the weekend.

The Prema driver was forced to manage two safety car restarts on his way to his fifth win of the season ahead of team-mate Robert Shwartzman and championship leader Dan Ticktum.

Starting from pole, Schumacher made the perfect get away and was already pulling away from the battling Shwartzman and Ticktum when the safety car was called out at the end of lap one.

Further back in the pack, Enaam Ahmed had locked up and made contact with Juri Vips, sending Vips into a spin and leaving Ahmed stranded in the gravel.

After the brief safety car period, Schumacher again set about building a gap to Shwartzman, who now had Ticktum and Marcus Armstrong on his tail. As the race wore on, the leaders started to spread out and the top three looked set for a quiet race to the chequered flag when yellow flags were brought out at turn one.

Marino Sato had been challenging Ben Hingley for P12 when he ran into the side of the Hitech GP driver, sending Hingley slightly airborne and leaving Sato stranded in the middle of the track.

The safety car was called out again with just over 10 minutes remaining on the clock, bunching up the field for a late race showdown.

Shwartzman tried to challenge his team-mate on the restart, but couldn’t keep up with Schumacher as the pole sitter once again made a perfect get away. He was left with Ticktum on his tail and spent the remaining laps with the Red Bull junior filling his mirrors.

While Schumacher built a gap of more than two seconds, Ticktum kept the pressure on Shwartzman but he was never quite close enough to make a move. The championship leader opted to sit tight in third, bagging 15 points, but Schumacher’s second victory of the weekend means he closes the gap to just 16 points.

Armstrong finished a comfortable fourth, ahead of Ralf Aron and Alex Palou.

Jonathan Aberdein had spent the early stages of the race battling with Guanyu Zhou and Sacha Fenestraz, but managed to get ahead of the pair before the final safety car. Zhou and Fenestraz stayed with him after the restart, but the two became locked in their own battle, leaving Aberdein to finish seventh.

Zhou took eight, with Fenestraz and Ferdinand Habsburg rounding out the top 10.