MARANELLO, Italy – Mick Schumacher, the reigning FIA Formula Three European champion and son of Formula One great Michael Schumacher, has joined the Ferrari Driver Academy.
The young Schumacher will be competing in the FIA Formula Two Championship this year. The relationship is particularly special since Schumacher’s father won each of his seven Formula One titles while driving for Ferrari.
“For someone like me who has known him from birth, there’s no doubt that welcoming Mick into Ferrari has a special emotional meaning, but we have chosen him for his talent and the human and professional qualities that have already distinguished him despite his young age,” said Mattia Binotto, team principal of Scuderia 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 Schumacher. “Again, 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 One.”
“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. At this stage it is however also time to say thank you to my family, friends and partners who supported me all along and helped me arrive at this point.”