Being the son of a great in the sport, Mick Schumacher was destined to continue his dad’s legacy in world racing. The fact that Mick is now almost at the level of competing with the big boys is something we are really looking forward to.
Mick Schumacher, son of seven times world champion and racing legend Michael Schumacher, is slated to make his test debut for Ferrari on April 2.
The 20-year-old German racer signed up to the Ferrari Driver Academy in the winter. We will now see him race for the Italian race giants and the affiliated Alfa Romeo team in Bahrain.
Commenting on the announcement, Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto said, “Mick and Callum (another young driver set for his test debut with Alfa Romeo) are drivers on the way up.”
“I believe that driving in an official setting such as the tests in Bahrain and Barcelona can be very useful at this stage of their careers.”
The debut opportunity for Mick comes at the official F1 tests which are attended by all teams. The first edition will be held after the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend and the second after the Spanish Grand Prix.
The Formula 2 feeder series debutant said, “I am obviously more than excited and would like to thank Ferrari for giving me this opportunity.
“I am really looking forward to what I’m sure will be a great experience.”
“But for the moment, I am consciously putting all thoughts of the test to one side, because I am also very much looking forward to competing in my first F2 race and would like to focus 100% on the weekend to come.”
Mick has devoted all his energy and is gearing up for this life-changing opportunity.
Michael, who is absent from public eyes after his deadly accident in December 2013, will be very proud of his son; we are rooting for another Schumacher era.