Joanita Wibowo

Michael Schumacher’s son hits out at "fake" family photos

Michael Schumacher’s son hits out at "fake" family photos

Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has blasted misleading family photos that have circulated on social media.

The 19-year-old took to Twitter on Sunday night to clarify on the images allegedly showing the Formula 1 legend with him and his sister Gina. The pictures have been widely shared by fans on social media, often gaining thousands of shares and likes.

“These photos are often published because they supposedly show me as a child with my father,” he warned. “To clarify: these pictures here do NOT show me, and neither do they show Gina. I'm sorry for the people in these photos.”

The identity of the children in the photos remains unknown.

The son of the seven-time world champion was recently seen visiting an exhibition dedicated to his father’s racing career in Maranello, Italy.

The 50-year-old has not been seen in public since 2013, when he suffered head injuries from a skiing accident.

Little is known about Schumacher’s recovery, although the family said he is “in the very best of hands” as he continues to be treated at his home in Switzerland.

Mick is on track to follow in his father’s footsteps after winning a Formula 3 title and joining Ferrari’s junior driver program last year. He is set to compete in a Formula 2 championship this year with the Prema team.