Ferrari Driver Academy announces that it has signed a contract with 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Champion Mick Schumacher. Mick will be racing in the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship. Meanwhile, he is in Mexico for the Race of Champions. From next week he will be taking part in the preseason preparation activities with fellow FDA drivers.
The other 2019 FDA drivers are Giuliano Alesi and Callum Ilott, who will race in Formula 2 too. Marcus Armstrong and Robert Shwartzman, racing in FIA Formula 3, are also a part of the program. Enzo Fittipaldi, racing in FIA Formula Regional (Europe), and Gianluca Petecof in FIA Formula 4 (Italy and Germany) are as well in the FDA.
Mattia Binotto, Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari commented:
“For someone like me who has known him from birth, there’s no doubt that welcoming Mick into Ferrari has a special emotional meaning, but we have chosen him for his talent and the human and professional qualities that have already distinguished him despite his young age.”
Mick Schumacher said:
“I am thrilled that Ferrari has entered a partnership with me and my next future in motorsport will be in red, being part of the Ferrari Driver Academy and also of the Scuderia Ferrari Family. Again, this is another step forward in the right direction, and I can only profit from the immense amount of expertise bundled there. Be sure I will make everything to extract whatever helps me achieve my dream, racing in Formula 1. It is more than obvious that Ferrari has a big place in my heart since I was born and also in the hearts of our family. So I am delighted on a personal level about this opportunity as well. At this stage, it is however also time to say thank you to my family, friends and partners who supported me all along and helped me arrive at this point.”
Mick Schumacher will turn 20 years on March 22nd. He was born in Vufflens-le-Chateau in Switzerland where his family lived. Mick is the son of 7-times Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.
#ROCMexico – here we are! Heute ist das erste und einzige Training, morgen geht es los! Lifestream hier auf meiner Facebook-Seite in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. #ROCLIVE #TeamGermany #SCM #TeamMS
First and only training today at #ROCMexico. pic.twitter.com/NvbarY5rNA
— Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) January 18, 2019