Ferrari has committed racer Mick Schumacher for his youth Academy. The son of formula 1 record champion Michael Schumacher had signed a contract and will participate in front of the new Motorsport season in a test program, said Ferrari.

The 19-year-old Mick Schumacher had won in the previous season, the formula 3 European championship. This year he enters the formula 2, and moves there for the Prema team. Michael Schumacher between 2000 and 2004 won five of his seven titles in the Ferrari Cockpit and is regarded in Italy as an icon of the Scuderia.

“I am overjoyed that Ferrari entered into a partnership with me and that my future will be in the Motorsport as a part of the Ferrari Driver Academy and also of the Scuderia Ferrari family of red”, was Mick Schumacher about his Management. He wanted to realize in this way his dream of a promotion to formula 1. “It is obvious that Ferrari has been since my birth a big place in my heart and in the hearts of our family, so I am also on a personal level about this step,” was Schumacher quotes.

The new Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto acknowledged the “special emotional meaning” the people, “but we chose Mick because of his Talent and his human and professional qualities.”

the Last Ferrari world champion and only after the Schumacher Era, the Finn Kimi was Raikkonen in 2007.

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