ON HIS WAY TO F1? Mick Schumacher, son of former F1 driver Michael, is getting closer to making the step to the elite sport. Image: AFP / Ronny Hartmann
Berlin, Germany - Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher's son looks set to move one step closer to Formula 1 in 2016.
Mick (16) made his single-seater debut in German Formula 4 in 2015, but in recent days he has tested for the European F3 outfit Prema Powerteam.
Competed in F3
Prema, reportedly with close links to Ferrari, ran the Canadian driver Lance Stroll in 2015, who is now reportedly poised to join Williams as a test driver in 2016.
In 2015, Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen launched his now meteoric F1 race career straight from European F3.
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German news agencies DPA and SID quoted Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm as confirming that Mick completed the F3 test this week.
And a Ferrari spokesperson confirmed reports that Mick visited the team's headquarters, after La Gazzetta dello Sport revealed there had been "Another Schumi in Maranello".
Update on Michael Schumacher:
Former Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is "still fighting" as the second anniversary of his skiing accident approaches, according to FIA president Jean Todt. Read more here.