Mick Schumacher, the son of seven time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, the most successful driver in the history of the sport will test for Scuderia Ferrari at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain next week.
The German will drive the SF90 on Tuesday following this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, round 2 of the 2019 FIA Formula One world championship.
On the second day of testing on Wednesday, Schumacher will jump into the cock-pit of the Ferrari powered Alfa Romeo Racing car. Speaking about the news, the German who is a member of Ferrari’s Driver Acadamy said:
I am obviously more than excited and would like to thank Ferrari for giving me this opportunity. I am really looking forward to what I’m sure will be a great experience. But for the moment, I am consciously putting all thoughts of the test to one side, because I am also very much looking forward to competing in my first F2 race and would like to focus a hundred percent on the weekend to come”
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto commented on the saying:
“We are firm believers in the value of the Ferrari Driver Academy, as a high level training programme for talented youngsters and the decision to give Charles Leclerc a race seat with our team is proof of that. We are therefore very pleased to be able to give Mick and Callum the opportunity to experience driving a Formula 1 car. Mick, who joined the FDA in January, and Callum, who has been with us since 2017, are definitely drivers on their way up and I believe that driving the SF90 in an official setting such as the tests in Bahrain and Barcelona can be very useful at this stage in their career”.