Formula One: Mick Schumacher follows legendary dad into Ferrari garage

Mick Schumacher in Formula One testing for Ferrari
Mick Schumacher in Formula One testing for Ferrari. Photo credit: Reuters.

Mick Schumacher began a test drive for Ferrari on Tuesday (local time), more than 12 years after his father's last race for the Italian Formula One team.

Schumacher, 20, came put of the garage for his F1 test debut, behind the wheel of the SF90 on the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.

On Wednesday, he is set to drive for both Ferrari and partner team Alfa Romeo in the two days of Bahrain testing, in what could be a another major step in his father's footsteps into Formula One racing.

Michael Schumacher won the maiden Bahrain Grand Prix in a Ferrari in 2004 and also made a comeback with Mercedes on the track six years later.

He won five of his seven world titles racing for Ferrari between 1996-2006.

Schumacher has not appeared in public since sustaining severe head injuries in a skiing accident in late 2013.

Schumacher Jr, the 2018 European Formula Three champion who this season began racing in F2, has been part of Ferrari's driver academy since January.

 

DPA 

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