Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has been out of the spotlight for several years but his teenage son, Mick, is slowly making his presence felt in the racing scene. However, despite rumors claiming that he will soon join fellow youngster Max Verstappen on the F1 grid, his manager says that his path is pointing towards Formula 3.
“At the moment Mick is doing Formula 4 in Germany and Italy. The next logical step is Formula 3, where he will soon do another test,” said Sabine Kehm. She manages the younger Schumacher, and also handled the career of the legendary racer.
A report from GrandPrix.com shared Kehm’s statement, which quells reports of an upcoming F1 debut for Mick Schumacher. However, his introduction into Formula 1 is still a very real possibility. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is reportedly impressed with the teenager and thinks that the 17-year-old has a future in F1.
Mick’s appearance in the paddock during last weekend’s German Grand Prix fueled the speculations about his possible F1 debut. The Daily Mail shared photos of the young driver, as he spent time in both the Mercedes and the Ferrari pits.
Michael Schumacher raced with the Mercedes team before finally announcing his retirement at the end of the 2012 season. Prior to his Mercedes stint, he made himself a racing legend with a very successful career with the Scuderia Ferrari team. While with the prancing horse, Schumacher won five consecutive world titles from 2000-2004. He also previously won back-to-back titles with the Benetton team in 1994 and 1995.
Following his retirement, Michael unfortunately met a ski accident at the end of 2013. Very little has been revealed about his condition since then. He woke up from a six-month long coma and has since been sent home to receive further care. With very little news to go on, Mick Schumacher’s appearances in the racing scene has been causing quite a stir among racing fans.