Max Verstappen had led the Hungarian Grand Prix for much of the race but Lewis Hamilton passed him with three laps to go
The Schumacher name was back on the winning step of the podium as Mick stormed to the first victory of his Formula Two career in Hungary in Sunday.
Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula One champion Michael, beat Japan’s Nobuharu Matsushita to the chequered flag after a nail-biting finale.
It marked a maiden triumph for the highly-rated Prema Racing driver and at the Hungaroring venue where his famous dad won four times.
The youngster, who is signed up to Ferrari’s famed F1 academy, said: “Having the first victory in F2 is a great thing.
“I need to work a lot on myself. Whether I go to F1 next year or in two years or maybe three, I don’t know.
“I will do my best possible, try to learn as much as possible so that when I do the step I will be ready and able to feel comfortable.”
The 20-year-old started from pole in the reverse-grid Sprint Race, having finished eighth in Saturday’s feature event. He led all 28 laps and crossed the line 1.4 seconds clear.
The German’s long-standing manager Sabine Kehm, who is guiding Mick’s career, joined the celebrations on the pit wall while his mum Corinna was also there to celebrate the landmark win.
Schumacher Snr, whose last win in Hungary came in 2004, won five of his seven world titles racing for Ferrari at the turn of the century. He also won a record 91 grands prix.
He has not been seen in public since his skiing accident on the French Alps more than five years ago.
Schumacher Jnr has previously opened up on life in the spotlight as he look to follow in his famous father’s footsteps.
“It is part of me. I am the son of my dad and I am happy that I am,” he said earlier this year.
“What he has done is the best ever in F1.
“It is something I look up to and I am happy to have him as my dad.
“I wouldn’t be the person I am now if it wasn’t for him.”