Formula 1: Mick in the Ferrari Schumi jr. gets next test drive

Schumi Jr. gets next Ferrari test drive

Mick Schumacher gets another test drive in a Ferrari before the official Formula 1 test in Bahrain.

I.n no other sport is trained as little as in motorsport. That’s why every kilometer counts – especially for newbies like Mick Schumacher (21). The son of Formula 1 record champion Michael Schumacher celebrates his Formula 1 racing debut for Haas-Ferrari at the start of the season in Bahrain (March 28). And actually only have 1.5 test days left until then.

At the official pre-season test in Bahrain from March 12-14, he will have to share a Haas with his new team-mate Nikita Mazepin.

Mick drives the SF71H

All the more important what Ferrari has now decided: as part of a week of testing on the in-house track in Fiorano, Mick Schumacher will also be behind the wheel of a two-year-old car. The appointment: Thursday, January 28, in the morning. The working device: the SF71H from 2018. A young-at-heart racer that the strict Formula 1 regulations have approved for testing.

Schumi Jr. gets next Ferrari test drive

Mick Schumacher

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It is not the first time that Schumacher junior is allowed to test a red racer on Ferrari’s home and court track, and yet it will be something special again. Because in Fiorano his famous father Michael already unwound a lot of test kilometers. Mick, who was born in 1999 before Michael celebrated his great success with the Scuderia, was partly there himself.

Mick remembers: “I spent a lot of time here as a child and watched my father drive. Whenever I see pictures from that time, I start to remember. Most of them were recorded during the winter test drives, so we all wear jackets. But I was probably here earlier than I had to be carried around. “

At that time there were no test restrictions as they are today. “They rewound many thousands of kilometers a year. It would be great for us if we could do that, ”admits Schumi junior. After all: Ferrari now gives him the opportunity in a two-year-old car.

Leclerc, Sainz and Alesi also drive

Together with Mick Schumacher, Charles Leclerc and the new Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz will also take to the track. The Spaniard is on Wednesday one day before Schumacher and one day after Leclerc. Last week, the Spaniard was already on the trial course in Maranello, met with the engineers and tested the virtual Ferrari in the simulator. “It’s encouraging to see everyone go full throttle,” he says.
Curious: Ferrari junior Giuliano Alesi will also be allowed behind the wheel of the red racer on Monday – exactly 30 years after his father Jean first spurred the F1-90 in Fiorano.


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