Mick Schumacher To Follow In Father's Footsteps And Make F1 Test Debut For Ferrari

The 20-year-old son of Michael Schumacher will be given his official F1 debut for Ferrari in a test, next week.

The German driver, who has recently signed for the Ferrari academy, starts his test event on Tuesday, April 2.

The Italian driving team are testing in Bahrain, before Schumacher tests for Alfa Romeo a day later at the same venue.

Ahead of his Formula 2 campaign later this week, the son of the seven times world champion Michael Schumacher 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."

Before driving at the Sakhir circuit in F2, which acts as a feeder championship to F1, Schumacher also stated:

"For the moment, I am consciously putting all thoughts of the test to the side, because I am also very much looking forward to competing in my first F2 race and would like to focus a hundred per cent on the weekend to come."

After his dads skiing accident five years ago, Schumacher Jnr is keen to make his dad proud and create a driving legacy of his own.

His participation in the season's first test event next week will be another huge step towards following in his footsteps.

Michael won 7 world titles, 5 of which were for Ferrari.

He also won a record of 91 grands prix, which is an incredible feat.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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