Schumacher junior to test F1 Ferrari

Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael, will be part of a young drivers' test in Bahrain next month

26 March 2019 - 08:59 By AFP
20-year old Mick Schumacher may soon follow in his father's Formula One footsteps.
20-year old Mick Schumacher may soon follow in his father's Formula One footsteps.
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Michael Schumacher's son Mick is set to make his Formula One debut behind the wheel of a Ferrari test in Bahrain next month.

Auto Bild reported on Sunday that Schumacher, the 20-year-old son of seven-time world champion Michael, could appear at a young drivers' test in April.

Teams will be obliged to test young drivers for two days at the mid-season test in Bahrain on April 2 and 3.

On Monday, autosport.com reported that Schumacher will test the Ferrari SF90 on Tuesday 2 April, before taking the wheel for Alfa Romeo the following day. The Alfa Romeo team have close links to Ferrari, who signed Schumacher jr. as an academy driver in January.

Mick Schumacher was crowned European champion at Formula Three level with Prema last year, and will make the step up to Formula Two this season.

Michael Schumacher, 50, has not been seen in public since he suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident in France in 2013. The German won five of his titles with Ferrari, the sport's most glamorous team, between 2000 and 2004, and still holds the record of 91 race wins.


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