Twenty-nine years after his illustrious father, Mick Schumacher will also make his grand debut in F1. Formula 1 announced on Tuesday that the Eifel Grand Prix, from October 9 to 11 on the Nürburgring circuit (11th round of the season), will mark the baptism of fire for Michael Schumacher’s son in the premier category. Currently leader of the general classification of the Formula 2 World Championship (with 22 points in advance), the young 21-year-old German driver will take part in the first free practice session of the Grand Prix, late Friday morning at the wheel of one of the two Alpha Romeos. Although there has always been talk of the 2008 Formula 3 European champion discovering the category in a Ferrari, especially since the young man belongs to the driving academy of the prancing horse brand (the Ferrari Driver Academy ), Schumacher junior will have to make do with his first laps of the circuit at the wheel of another, less prestigious Italian team, before eventually defending himself one day the colors worn in the past by his father, crowned five consecutive times (in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004) during his years at the Scuderia.
Mick Schumacher was originally approached in Tuscany
My first participation in a F1 weekend will be at the Nürburgring next week. Super happy and can’t wait to drive in front of my home crowd. A big thank you to @insideFDA @ScuderiaFerrari and @alfaromeoracing for this opportunity! # F1 #EifelGP pic.twitter.com/rgYz9mJX5U
– Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) September 29, 2020
Originally, everything suggested that the son of the “Red Baron” would make his F1 debut at Mugello on September 13 for the Grand Prix of Tuscany and the thousandth GP in Ferrari history. A meeting finally postponed and which will actually take place on October 9 (qualifying will take place on the 10th, the race will take place on the 11th). A date that will not be forgotten either two other young drivers Callum Ilott and Robert Schwartzman. Like Mick Schumacher, the first, current runner-up to the German in the general classification of the F2 World Championship, and the second, sixth, will also take advantage of the FP1 of the Eifel GP to make their debut too. in F1. Briton Ilott will drive a Haas, Russian Schwartzman a … Ferrari.