Mick Schumacher will make his Formula 1 debut with Haas F1 this season. But before making his debut, the young German will have test runs to acclimatize to a Formula 1 car. His official pre-season test with Haas will take place in Bahrain, in March.
However, as a Ferrari academy driver, Mick gets an early opportunity to test a 2-year-old Ferrari at the in-house track in Fiorano this month.
However, this will not be the first time a Schumacher will be allowed to test the Ferrari car in Fiorano. It was at this circuit that Michael Schumacher completed several kilometers, testing the Red car.
“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’ve probably been here earlier than I had to be carried around.”
He also recalled the time when Michael Schumacher used to drive with no restrictions on testing. “They rewound many thousands of kilometers a year. It would be great for us if we could do that,” he stated.
Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc will drive for Ferrari this season. The Spaniard will have his test drive a day before Schumacher and a day after the Monegasque. Leclerc was at the trial course in Maranello and tested the Ferrari in the virtual simulator.
To secure their future for the long term, the Maranello-based outfit is also helping train their potential future drivers. Thus, Ferrari junior Giuliano Alesi will also get an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari car.
Mick Schumacher is an important prospect of the Ferrari junior drivers academy. He aims to, one day, drive for the team that his father drove for, and Haas boss, Guenther Steiner, too, has said that wants to help Schumi Jr get into a bigger F1 team.
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