Mick Schumacher has moved one step closer to following his famous father Michael and Uncle Ralf onto the F1 grid, with the news that he’ll continue his rapid rise up the motorsport ladder and compete in F2 with Prema Racing next season…
Schumacher Jnr, whose legendary father won seven F1 titles, has enjoyed a memorable 2018, claiming eight victories, 14 podiums and the European F3 title, as well as praise from the likes of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes chief Toto Wolff and former F1 driver Gerhard Berger.
The 19-year-old talent now makes the obvious step up to F2 and will continue his partnership with Prema Racing, the team with which he won this year’s European F3 title and who also helped Ferrari-bound Charles Leclerc claim the F2 title in his rookie season in 2017.
In doing so, he'll return the Schumacher name to a Grand Prix weekend schedule for the first time since Michael bowed out at Brazil 2012, plying his craft under the noses of F1 team bosses.
“I'm really looking forward to contesting my next season with Prema in FIA Formula 2 - a logical step on my sporting path in my view, because I want to further improve my technical experience and driving skills,” said Schumacher.
“For me, it was very clear to go into Formula 2 with Prema. I can't thank the Prema family enough for what we achieved together as a team, especially this year, how we continued to develop together. I’m also really excited to drive the Formula 2 tests in Abu Dhabi.”