The son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael will drive Ferrari – that the team by which his father achieved the vast majority of his success – on day one of a few weeks’s Bahrain evaluation, before shifting to Alfa Romeo for its 2nd day on Wednesday.
The weekend, reigning Formula 3 European winner Schumacher will contest his first f 2 races with all the Prema team that required Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc to the 2016 and’17 GP2/F2 titles.
“I’m really looking forward from that which I’m convinced is going to soon be a terrific adventure,” said 20-year-old Schumacher of his F1 evaluations.
“But for the moment, I’m actively placing all notions of this evaluation to one side, because I’m also greatly looking forward to competing in my first F2 race and also would like to focus 100% over the weekend to come.”
Schumacher has been attracted in to Ferrari’s Driver Academy programme during summer time.
Team main Mattia Binotto stated the F1 evaluations for Schumacher and fellow protege Callum Ilott ended up farther proof of Ferrari’s attention on young gift, following Leclerc’s promotion to the principal team for its 2019 season after his rookie campaign with Sauber.
“We are firm believers in the importance of their Ferrari Driver Academy because a high level training programme for talented youngsters and your choice to offer Charles Leclerc a race chair together with all of us is still proof of that,” said Binotto.
“We are therefore very happy to be able to offer Mick and Callum the chance to see driving a Formula 1 car.
“Mick, who joined the FDA in January, and Callum, who was with us since 20 17, are definitely drivers in their way up and I feel that driving that the SF90 in the official setting like the evaluations in Bahrain and Barcelona could be quite useful at this stage in their careers”