Michael Schumacher’s son Mick to race in ADAC F4 championship this season

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Michael Schumacher’s 15-year-old son Mick will advance from karts into cars this year, with confirmation the younger Schumacher will enter the German ADAC F4 Championship.

Mick Schumacher will run with the Dutch team, Van Amersfoort Racing. Max Verstappen raced with the team last year in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship.

“In the last couple of years, it has become a tradition for us that we offer the runner-up from the German junior karting championship (DJKM) a test session in our simulator,” team boss Frits van Amersfoort said, via PaddockScout.com.

“This is handled by the DMSB, the German motorsport authority, and that is how we first got in touch with Mick Schumacher last autumn. He spent a full day in the simulator at our headquarters in The Netherlands. Then we witnessed him during a test session at Valencia and eventually, we reached an agreement to compete together in this year’s ADAC Formula 4 series.”

The younger Schumacher has impressed in karting the last couple years, particularly last year when he was the runner-up for the world, European and German kart titles.

The confirmation to this seat comes following the aforementioned test session, then-described as “secret,” back in December.

Michael Schumacher continues his rehabilitation from his December 2013 skiing accident, although no official updates on his condition have been issued September, when he returned home per a statement from his manager, Sabine Kehm. The seven-time World Champion turned 46 in January.