Michael Schumacher’s 15-year-old son has made his first major step in a possible journey to becoming a Formula 1 racing driver by signing a deal to race in the Formula 4 Championship.
Mick Schumacher finished runner-up in the German Karting Championship last year, and will make his open-wheel racing debut in 2016 with the Van Amersfoort Racing team.
“We have watched his skills in test driving and are looking forward to a successful season,” team principal Frits van Amersfoort said.
His father, the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, is continuing his rehabilitation over one year on from suffering life-threatening injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps.
The 46-year-old spent nine months in hospital before returning home to continue his therapy, although the exact details of his injuries and progress of his recovery have remained a closely-guarded secret.
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