Mick Schumacher has taken 2018 European Formula 3 championship victory, with the Prema driver finishing second behind race winner Juri Vips in the second race of the Hockenheim weekend.

Schumacher has taken the title with one race still to go, after winning eight races over the course of the year and dominating the second half of the season.

Schumacher held his qualifying position of second throughout the race, with third-placed Prema team-mate Ralf Aron failing to put the German under too much pressure despite Schumacher running wide on several occasions.

Polesitter Vips held his lead at the start of the race and a first lap safety car caused by contact between Enaam Ahmed, Julian Hanses and Sacha Fenestraz prevented Schumacher from pursuing a battle for the lead.

This puts Vips into third in the title standings and pushes Robert Schvartzman down to fourth.

Fourth went to Carlin’s Jehan Daruvala, with Robert dropping down to fifth ahead of sixth-placed Fabio Scherer.

Title rival Dan Ticktum was able to sweep his way up to seventh from his starting position of 15th, but it was not enough to stop Schumacher taking the title.

Alex Palou finished in eighth ahead of seventh-placed Jonathan Aberdein, with Nikita Troitckii rounding out the top 10.