Mick Schumacher steps up to Formula 2 with Prema Racing
Mick Schumacher, the 19-year-old son of Michael Schumacher and recently crowned European Formula 3 champion, will step up into the FIA Formula 2 Championship next year. Mick Schumacher will get a first taste of the F2 car this week during the post-season tests at the Yas Marina Circuit.
After spending two seasons in Formula 3, this was an expected move of a new champion. He will stay with Prema Racing, the team which he joined in 2016 when he was racing in the German and Italian Formula 4 Championships, finishing as a runner-up in both competitions. Then, in 2017, Schumacher finished 12th in his debut F3 season. This year, he was dominant in the European Formula 3 Championship, scoring eight wins and taking his first crown in a career.
Prema Racing’s Team Principal Rene Rosin commented: “We are proud to welcome Mick to our Formula 2 operation for 2019. He is an extremely talented and dedicated racer, working with him is a pleasure and we can’t wait to begin this adventure together. This championship is not an easy one due to its learning curve for rookies especially with the introduction of the new car, but we think that Mick has the maturity and skills needed to make it. We are excited for the start of the next chapter in his career and we are happy to be part of it.”
Mick Schumacher said: “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. 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.”
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