Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael, will make his car-racing debut in the German Formula 4 series this season.
The 15-year-old will race for Van Amersfoort Racing, the team which oversaw Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen’s European Formula 3 campaign last year.
Schumacher finished as runner-up in the German, European and World karting championships last year, and tested a Tatuus Formula 4 car for the first time late last year in Valencia.
“We have seen his skills in testing and we are looking forward to a successful season,” said team boss Frits van Amersfoort. “In the last couple of years, it has become a tradition for us that we offer the runner-up from the German junior karting championship a test session in our simulator.
“This is handled by the DMSB, the German motorsport authority, and that is how we first got in touch with Mick Schumacher last autumn. He spent a full day in the simulator at our headquarters in the Netherlands, then we witnessed him during a test session at Valencia, and, eventually, we reached an agreement to compete together in this year’s ADAC Formula 4 series.”
Schumacher will be managed by Sabine Kehm, the long-time manager of his father.
The ADAC German Formula 4 championship, run to the FIA’s new F4 concept, kicks off on April 25 at Oschersleben.
This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Image courtesy of Van Amersfoort Racing