Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael, has joined the Ferrari driver academy, sources end to the crew train.
The 19-year-outdated is embarking on his first season in System 2, the final feeder class earlier than System 1, with the main Prema crew in 2019.
As phase of his deal, Mick Schumacher is to drive in two tests with Ferrari this season.
Michael Schumacher received five of his yarn seven world titles with Ferrari.
Michael Schumacher, who grew to alter into 50 earlier this month, has no longer been considered in public since suffering severe brain injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013.
Ferrari would no longer formally pronounce the deal with Mick Schumacher.
They acknowledged they were sharp about him joining the academy and were chatting with him about it, however there had been no developments since he had attended the submit-season System 1 test with them in Abu Dhabi last November.
Mick Schumacher received the European System three title at the 2d strive last year.
A preference of drivers hang stepped forward by the Ferrari academy into F1, in conjunction with Charles Leclerc, who joins Sebastian Vettel at the crew this season, and new Sauber signing Antonio Giovinazzi.
But a field in it’s no longer a guarantee of a future in F1.
Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm has no longer answered to requests for comment.
Within the intervening time, historical Manor and Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein is to be a Ferrari model driver this year.
The German, whose field as a Mercedes younger driver used to be ended last year, is to undertake work in Ferrari’s simulator.
He is a replacement for Russian Dani Kvyat, who fulfilled the role last year however is returning to the grid with Red Bull junior crew Toro Rosso this season.