Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher, is all set to drive a current-generation F1 automotive for the very first time. The 20-year-old has been confirmed to drive for each Ferrari and Alfa Romeo Racing at subsequent week’s post-race check on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit
He’ll drive the Ferrari SF90 on the primary day of the check on Tuesday, April 2, earlier than leaping into the cockpit of Alfa Romeo Racing C38 the following day. This week may also be essential for Schumacher, who will probably be making his System 2 debut in Bahrain, driving for Prema Racing.
“I’m actually wanting ahead to what I’m certain will probably be an ideal expertise. However for the second, I’m consciously placing all ideas of the check to at least one facet, as a result of I’m additionally very a lot wanting ahead to competing in my first F2 race and wish to focus one hundred percent on the weekend to return,” stated Schumacher, who has moved as much as System 2 after clinching the European F3 title final yr.
Earlier this yr, Schumacher been signed to the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA), as a part of the crew’s younger driver growth programme. Callum Ilott, one other Ferrari driver Academy member, has additionally been confirmed to take part within the forthcoming Barcelona F1 check, which is able to happen on Could 14 and 15, for Alfa Romeo Racing.
“We’re agency believers within the worth of the Ferrari Driver Academy, as a excessive stage coaching programme for proficient kids and the choice to offer Charles Leclerc a race seat with our crew is proof of that. We’re subsequently more than happy to have the ability to give Mick and Callum the chance to expertise driving a System 1 automotive.” stated Mattia Binotto, Group Principal of Scuderia Ferrari.
Mick, who joined the FDA in January, and Callum, who has been with us since 2017, are positively drivers on their method up and I consider that driving the SF90 in an official setting such because the checks in Bahrain and Barcelona will be very helpful at this stage of their profession”.