Schumacher's name has moved a step closer to returning a staggering Formula 1 racing with news that Mick, son of the seven-time champion Michael, will turn the wheel of a modern F1 car for the first time when he drives for Ferrari and Alfa Romeo in the Bahrain test after the race next week… t
Schumacher Jnr quickly raises the motor sports school, winning eight races and 14 podium on his way to last year's European F3 title, before signing an agreement to drive for Prema Racing in F2 – the feed series. to F1 – for this season.
The 20-year-old then followed his father's feet by joining the Ferrari family earlier this year, winning a place on the legendary Italian driver's academy. And that move has opened the door for F1 test.
Schumacher will drive to Ferrari on the first day of the two-day trial in Bahrain, which starts on Tuesday after the Grand Prix in Sakhir, before taking the Alfa Romeo wheel on Wednesday.
“I'm obviously more than excited and I'd like to thank Ferrari and Alfa Romeo for giving me this opportunity,” said Schumacher.
“I'm really looking forward to what I'm sure will be a great experience. But for the time being, I am aware of giving every idea of the test from one side, as I am also very much looking forward to competing in my first F2 race and I would like to concentrate a hundred percent on the coming weekend . ”
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The opportunity will come a few days after Schumacher made his first appearance in F2 in Bahrain.
Only another F1 experience from Schumacher Jnr is when his father drove 1994 Benetton at Spa at a demonstration held in 2017 to mark the 25th anniversary of Michael F1's first victory.
Meanwhile, Alfa Romeo also confirmed that Britain's F2 driver and a member of the Ferrari Academy Callum Ilott will complete a day of testing for the team during the second season test, which will be held in the Barcelona Circuit-Catalunya after Spanish Grand Prix.
Ferrari chief executive Mattia Binotto said: “We believe strongly in the value of the Ferrari Driving Academy, as a high level training program for talented young people and the decision to give Charles Leclerc a race seat with & # 39 team is proof of that.
“So we are delighted to be able to give Mick and Callum the opportunity to test Formula 1 car. Mick, who joined the FDA in January, and Callum, who have been with us since 2017, are definitely drivers. on their way up and believe that driving the SF90 in an official location like the tests in Bahrain and Barcelona can be very useful right now in their career. ”
Fred Vasseur's manager Alfa Romeo added: “We are delighted to announce that Mick Schumacher and Callum Ilott will be completing a rookie test day for Alfa Romeo Racing. Our team has DNA to identify and nurture young talents.
"Mick and Callum are perfect examples of determined and skilled racers who deserve the chance to take the next steps in their careers. Working with two promising drivers of this kind is great news for; n team, and we are looking forward to cooperating. "