German racing driver Mick Schumacher, the son of record-breaking seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher and the Western riding European champion Corinna Schumacher, will continue with the Italian Prema team for a second season in the European Formula 3 championship. Schumacher made his F3 debut last season after finishing second in the Italian Formula 4 championships with Prema in 2016.
The 18-year-old, who began his career in karting in 2008 (to avoid attention because of his famous father, he started his career under the pseudonym ‘Mick Betsch’, using the maiden name of his mother), hopes to continue to develop in his second year in the championship. Mick took a one of rookie podiums and an overall top three finish in his 1st year in the series, finishing 12th overall: “The competition in Formula 3 is tough, strong, and tight,” said Schumacher.
“It is enriching to fight at this level, that is why I very much look forward to racing here for another season. The fact that I can continue to work with a professional team such as Prema can only help me move forward. I am committed to advancing further and want to fight at the top with the best drivers.”
Mick Schumacher will be part of an extended five-car line-up at Prema for the 2018 season. He will be joined by Ferrari Academy driver’s Robert Schwartzman, Guanyu Zhou, Robert Schwartzman and Estonian Ralf Aron.