Mick Schumacher to join Ferrari young driver program

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According to a report in Autosport, 2018 European Formula 3 champ, Mick Schumacher, is close to inking a Ferrari young driver program deal. This would be the first step in affiliating Schumacher with a Formula 1 team and what a team to be associated with.

Mick’s father, Michael, was a five-time champion with Ferrari and his name is synonymous with the Italian Marque. A Schumacher at Ferrari is a big move for both parties. Schumacher hasn’t commented on the deal but Autosport says it is close to being made official.

Schumacher is getting prepared to race in Formula 2 this season but the move would most likely see him participate in the in-season testing in 2019 for Ferrari. The move makes sense since Antonio Giovinazzi has now taken a full ride at Sauber and Ferrari need a new young driver in their stable. What better driver than a Schumacher?

Hat Tip: Autosport

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Rapierman

This is an interesting pick-up. I did a Wiki search and found a record of his career. Not exactly spotless, but the potential is there. Ferrari’s kept an eye on him through a link with a team called “Prenna”. They obviously see a possibility that he just might make Formula 1. We’ll have to see how well he does in Formula 2 before we make any solid pronouncements, but this is definitely someone to watch.

Tom Firth

Prema.

Rapierman

Duly noted.

Tom Firth

About time Ferrari formalised the link with Mick, he’s had an informal relationship/invite since really 2016. I understand part of it was that he and the family wanted to keep a less formal link for a while.