Michael Schumacher’s son to make F1 debut at Nurburgring
son of the legendary seven-time champion, will have an official Formula One drive debut during an
F1 race weekend
for the first time next week at the Nurburgring, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari said Tuesday.
Mick Schumacher,21-year-old leader of the Formula Two championship, the feeder series to F1, will take part in opening practice for the Alfa Romeo team a week on Friday. His appearance will come eight years after his father bowed out of the sport.
Englishman Callum Ilott, a member of the Ferrari driver academy like Schumacher, will also be handed his
maiden grand Prix outing when he participates in practice for Haas.
I am overjoyed to get this chance in free practice,” Michael Schumacher’s son said in a statement.
“I’m going to prepare myself well, so that I can do the best possible job for the team and gain some valuable
data for the weekend.”
He won the European Formula 3 championship in 2018 and tested a Ferrari F1 car in Bahrain in April 2019. He
also has done demonstration runs in his father’s old cars, most recently this month ahead of the Tuscan Grand
Prix in a championship-winning 2004 Ferrari.