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Mick Schumacher joins Ferrari Driver Academy

Mick Schumacher, son of Formula 1 legend Michael, will join up with the Ferrari Driver Academy for the 2019 season.

Mick Schumacher

The 19-year-old German is taking the step up to Formula 2 with the help of the Scuderia’s young driver programme having been crowned FIA Formula 3 champion last year.

Michael Schumacher, now 50, was forced to retire due to a skiing accident in 2013 and won five of his seven world titles with Ferrari.

“I am thrilled that Ferrari has entered a partnership with me and my next future in motorsport will be in red, being part of the Ferrari Driver Academy and also of the Scuderia Ferrari Family,” said Mick.

“This is another step forward in the right direction, and I can only profit from the immense amount of expertise bundled there. Be sure I will make everything to extract whatever helps me achieve my dream, racing in Formula 1.

“It is more than obvious that Ferrari has a big place in my heart since I was born and also in the hearts of our family, so I am delighted on a personal level about this opportunity as well.”