B islang knows Mick Schumacher, son of Formula 1 record world champion Michael Schumacher, more the old than the modern Formula 1. In 2017, the then Formula 3 driver drove the Benetton B194 on the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack. The B194 was his father's first world champion car from 1994.
After the demo drives at the Belgian GP, Mick Schumacher soon became familiar with modern Formula 1. As Ferrari and Alfa-Sauber announced, the 20-year-old will test for the two teams after the Formula 1 race in Bahrain. Schumacher will only get into the Ferrari on Tuesday (April 2nd, 2019). One day later he hands over the red car to regular driver Sebastian Vettel. Schumacher will then change his overall and do the test work for Alfa-Sauber.
Another Schumacher in the Ferrari
Schumacher has been a member of Ferrari's junior and promotional squad since mid-January. His father won five of his seven world titles with the most famous and successful Formula 1 racing team. He also took 72 of his 91 wins in a red car. Ferrari and Alfa-Sauber have a close partnership. The racing team based in Hinwil purchases engines from Ferrari.
The collaboration is not limited to the technology. Ex-Ferrari engineer Simone Resta has been heading the technology office in Hinwil since mid-2018. Ferrari let him go without the usual work suspension. Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc had his first season at Sauber the previous year before becoming a regular driver at Ferrari in 2019. Ferrari junior Antonio Giovinazzi will take his place at Alfa-Sauber this year.
On the weekend before the tests, the famous racing driver's son will make his debut in Formula 2, which starts its season as part of Formula 1 in Bahrain unsubscribes. Schumacher startsfor the Prema team. So far, the 20-year-old has climbed the ladder in the classic way. He started with karting, drove Formula 4, Formula 3 and now Formula 2. His greatest success is winning the Formula 3 European Championship in 2018.