NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION: Dr Helmut Marko assured reporters that Mick Schumacher is not on Red Bull's radar. Image: AFP / Jens Wolf
Austria - Dr Helmut Marko says he is not currently interested in signing up Mick Schumacher to Red Bull's famous driver development programme.
At the same age of 17, Red Bull fast-tracked the meteoric Formula 1 career of Max Verstappen.
But when asked about Schumacher, the young Formula 4-racing son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, Marko said: "Mick Schumacher is not on our radar.
"There is nothing more to say," the Austrian, who is the architect of the Red Bull driver programme, added.
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For his part, Mick seems comfortable about racing the road to F1 in meticulous style, having already decided to spend a second year in F4 rather than leap into F3 in 2016.
The young German said: "For the moment, my goal is to become a good and complete race driver.
"Because of this, it's important to me to have a solid base and to become confident in all areas racing will be confronting me with," Schumacher added.