Mugello (dpa) – Mick Schumacher is happy to hit the track on Sunday in his father Michael Schumacher’s old Ferrari.
“I am very happy to be able to drive my father’s legendary Ferrari F2004 again. I can hardly wait for Sunday at Mugello!”, The Ferrari junior tweeted. The newspaper “Bild” had previously reported that Mick Schumacher would enter the track as part of the 1000th Ferrari Grand Prix. With the Ferrari F2004, Michael Schumacher won his seventh and last world championship 16 years ago.
According to information from RTL / ntv, Mick Schumacher can hope this year for a start in the first training of the royal class. It is still unclear for which team the 21-year-old Formula 2 driver will contest the training. Probably the Ferrari customers Haas and Alfa Romeo.
“When and where has not yet been determined,” said the TV broadcaster. Earlier, the television station, which this year broadcasts Formula 1 in Germany next to Sky, reported on a Schumacher training in Mugello this weekend. “An F1 insider had given us this information. Unfortunately that is not (yet) true,” said RTL / ntv later. Timo Gans, spokesman for Mick Schumacher, had not previously confirmed the message upon request.
It has long been speculated that the son of record world champion Michael Schumacher will do a Formula 1 practice session. At Ferrari’s home race in Monza last weekend, Mick Schumacher demonstrated his skills in Formula 2. For Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto, the Prema driver celebrated his first victory of the season on Saturday and, thanks to a subsequent disqualification of the original race winner, he ended up a day later again on the podium in third place.
At the weekend in Mugello, Mick Schumacher could even take the lead in the junior class and continue to push for a Formula 1 cockpit in 2021.