After a report of the ” BBC ” Mick Schumacher should have been included in the Ferrari junior squad. This season, the Formula 3 champion could thus contest the first test drives in the F1 racer.
It would be the logical step, but is it the right time? Believing the information from the British BBC , Mick Schumacher is already wearing a jumping horse on the racing overall this season. The 19-year-old has been committed as a new member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, it says in a report of the normally well informed English.
This would put the 19-year-old in the direct footsteps of his father. Michael Schumacher made his debut for the Maranello team in 1996 at the age of 27 and collected 72 victories and five titles in 180 races. With the addition of son Mick in the junior squad, the first step to continue the success story would be done.
First F1 test still in 2019
Supposedly, it is already clear that the champion of the past Formula 3 European Championship season will make his debut in the F1-Renner this year. Two inserts in junior tests are reserved for the prominent young driver, it is said. Schumacher would take over the role of Antonio Giovinazzi, who has made the rise to become a regular driver in the premier class with Sauber.
However, Ferrari has not officially confirmed the teenager’s obligation. One is interested and leads discussions, it is called from the Scuderia camp. Ex-team boss Maurizio Arrivabene had already emphasized in a press conference in September last year that the doors in Maranello are always open for Mick Schumacher .
Ferrari squad as a springboard to the premier class
Manager Sabine Kehm was unfortunately not yet reachable for a comment for auto motor und sport. Schumacher will be competing for Team Germany next weekend with Sebastian Vettel at the Race of Champions in Mexico. The 2019 season denies the young talent in Formula 2 with the racing team Prema Racing.
The parallel promotion through the Ferrari Driver Academy could give the career of Schumi Jr. a powerful boost. In addition to the previously mentioned Antonio Giovinazzi previously used even Charles Leclerc, Jules Bianchi, Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll role in the junior squad as a springboard to the premier class.