Mick Schumacher is doing pretty impressive. He finished second in the European, German and World Karting championships last season. He had changed his name to Mick Junior or used his mother’s maiden name, to keep his famous lineage under wrap. Mick is going to debut at Oschersleben, Germany with Van Amersfoort Racing in April. He will be 16 years of age by then.
Formula 4 has started a new single seat category following FIA standards. It’s been created to give a chance to young drivers who have a karting background. Frits van Amersfoort said that for the past couple of years they have been providing the runner-up of the German junior karting championships a test session on their simulator. This was how they got in touch with Mick Schumacher at the end of last year.
Mick got an opportunity to spend an entire day at the Frits van Amersfoort headquarters at The Netherlands. They also had a session with him at Valencia before finally deciding to sign him up.
With Mick teaming up with Harrison, the son of the well-known F1 engineer, Adrian Newey, it’s time to see what great things these young guns are capable of.