Seven times F1 world champion Michael's son, Mick Schumacher, is preparing to join the FDA (Ferrari Driver Academy) in the coming days and is preparing to drive in Ferrari during the in season tests.
The preparations for the new season in Ferrari are continuing at full speed, with 1 month before the Barcelona pre-season test begins. At the top of the list of priorities, the Bahrain and Spain Grand Prix will be released on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Drivers who do not have a Formula 1 experience or have participated in two Grand Prixs can take part in this four-day test. Antonio Giovinazzi took the lead in Ferrari in 2018, but the Italian driver will compete for Sauber in the new season.
In recent days, the name of two young drivers began to be called Ferrari and among them the most prominent name is Mick Schumacher.
Schumacher's entry into the Ferrari Driver Academy has not been confirmed yet , but the parties are now discussing details, and Mick is fully assured of his F1 test drive mission.
The European Formula 3 champion will compete in Formula 2 in 2019 and already holds the Formula 1 Super license.
The rink in Bahrain or Barcelona will be a great opportunity for Prancing Horse engineers to assess his talent.
If these plans come true, Schumacher's name will be next to Ferrari 13 years later.
Ferrari can give one of the two-day test to Schumacher and he may want to give the other one to another young driver. In this case the other young driver will be Marcus Armstrong.
Ferrari also has Antonio Fuoco, who recently tried the SF16H in the Barcelona test two years ago. However, the future of the Italian driver seems more like Formula E or other series.