20 October 2020

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Schumacher to Drive in Germany

F2 driver, Mick Schumacher, son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher will be driving in FP1 in Germany for Alfa Romeo racing.

He will be making his Formula 1 debut in Germany along with F2 driver Callum Ilott who will be driving for Haas racing team in Free Practice 1.

Schumacher is looking to take the next step in his motorsport career. He will follow in his father’s footsteps and start racing for a Formula 1 team.

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He is currently leading the F2 standings and has tested F1 machinery with both Alfa Romeo and Ferrari in 2019.

Schumacher will be filling in for Antonio Giovinazzi for the first session of the weekend. Then, the Italian takes over his driving duties for the remainder of the weekend.

Schumacher said: “I am overjoyed to get this chance in free practice. The fact that my first participation in a Formula 1 weekend will take place in front of my home audience at the Nürburgring makes this moment even more special.”

Robert Shwartzman will also be making his F1 debut in the season finale at Abu Dhabi later in the year.

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Alfa Romeo Racing Team Principal, Frédéric Vasseur said, “There is no doubt that Mick is one of the great talents coming through the feeder series’ ranks and his recent results have been showing it. He is obviously quick, but he is also consistent and mature behind the wheel – all hallmarks of a champion in the making.”

Vasseur also said that he and the team are looming forward to working with Schumacher once again in Germany.

Alfa Romeo has not signed anyone for next season. There is a possibility that we could see Mick Schumacher in Formula 1 next season.

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