23 years ago, in early 1996, Michael Schumacher unexpectedly joined the Scuderia Ferrari, which was a team that has not won in 13 years up to that point. And by early 2019, the son Mick also officially chose this team to start the next part in his career.
Mick Schumacher will turn 20 by the time the 2019 season starts at Albert Park, Australia. Mick started his racing career since he was 9 years old when his father Michael retired for the first time in 2 years. Therefore, he uses his mother’s last name, Mick Betsch, to avoid attention from the people around him.
He showed his rapid development in the years of kart racing. In 2013, he ranked 3rd in the final of the German youth tournament and the FIA Super Cup. A year later, he won second place in the domestic tournament, as well as in Europe and the World Championship.
Although not racing under his father’s surname, Mick’s success is still paid attention and attention by the world media. By 2015, Mick started his new career at F4 with Van Amersfoort. He had his first victory right in the first race at Oschersleben, Germany with 2 podiums throughout the season. He switched to Prema Powerteam in 2016 and gained many other impressive achievements.
These achievements have helped him join the team of young drivers entering the Ferrari driver academy in 2019. This year, along with Mick Schumacher, the Italian racing team also recruited some other outstanding names like Giuliano Alesi who is the son of Jean Alesi, Callum Ilott who will attend the F2 tournament this year, Marcus Armstrong and Robert Schwartzman who are drivers at FIA Formula 3, Enzo Fittipaldi who race at the continent (Europe), and Gianluca Petecof who race at FIA Formula 4 (Italy and Germany).
New team leader Mattia Binotto also said that choosing Mick Schumacher has a very special meaning. However, the team still relies on his talent and personality to make decisions. Schumacher will start work at Ferrari with F2 2019 attending still at the Prema team next to teammate Sean Gelael.