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2017-01-05 08:58

STEPPING UP: Mick Schumacher, son of former F1 driver Michael Schumacher, has reportedly been signed to be a junior driver for the Mercedes F1 team. Image: AFP / Ronald Wittek

England - Bernie Ecclestone says he hopes F1 legend Michael Schumacher's teenage son makes it all the way to Formula 1.

Mick Schumacher, 17, is stepping up from Formula 4 to the ultra-competitive European F3 series this year, which was the category that launched Max Verstappen and so many other top drivers' careers.

Asked by Germany's Sport Bild if he would like to see young Mick on the grid, Ecclestone answered: "If he is anywhere near as good as his father, why not?

"It would be good for formula one if the name Schumacher was with us again," he added.


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