OPEN DOOR AT FERRARI: Ferrari said Mick Schumacher will be welcomed should he choose to join the team's driving 'academy'. Image: AFP / Jens Wolf
Italy - Ferrari has swung open the door for Mick Schumacher.
Mick is the 17-year-old son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, who won five titles for Ferrari between 2000 and 2004.
This year, he will enter European F3 for the Ferrari-linked Prema team, but it has seemed more likely Schumacher would actually enter the Mercedes family.
Ferrari's driver 'academy' chief Massimo Rivola said: "About his (Mick's) future, I don't know what he will decide to do.
"But if he would like to enter the Ferrari programme, he will find a red carpet," he told Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Schumacher Sponsors dropped
Two more sponsors have backed out of supporting embattled Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher. That is the claim of Maquina do Esporte, a Portuguese-language sports marketing publication.
It reports that at the three-year mark of seven time world champion Schumacher's disappearance from public life following a skiing crash, two more sponsors have now pulled out.
They are luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet, and German door manufacturer Hormann.