In the footsteps of his father: 14 years after Michael Schumacher’s last World Cup triumph in Red, his son is also part of the Ferrari family: Mick Schumacher joins the talent factory of the “Scuderia”.
Ferrari has signed racing driver Mick Schumacher for his junior academy. He can also be used as a test driver. The son of Formula 1 record champion Michael Schumacher has signed a contract and will participate before the new motorsport season in a test program, said Ferrari.
The 19-year-old Mick Schumacher had won the Formula 3 European Championship in the preseason . This year he climbs into Formula 2 and continues there for the Prema racing team. Father Michael once won five of his seven world championship titles in the Ferrari cockpit and is still considered the icon of the “Scuderia” in Italy.
Dream of promotion to Formula 1
“I’m overjoyed that Ferrari has partnered with me and that my future in motorsport as part of the Ferrari Driver Academy and also the Scuderia Ferrari family will be red,” Schumacher said of his management. He wanted to realize on this way his dream of a promotion to Formula 1. “It’s obvious that Ferrari has had a great place in my heart and also in the hearts of our family since I was born, which is why I am delighted to be on this step personally.”
The new Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto acknowledged the “special emotional significance” of this personality, “but we have selected Mick for his talent and his human and professional qualities.”