NOT THERE YET: Mick Schumacher Jnr celebrates on podium after winning a F4 race. He will stay in F4 another year. Image: AFP / Ronny Hartmann
Frankfurt, Germany - Michael Schumacher's son will delay his move into the highly-competitive European F3 series for at least another year.
That is the claim of Germany's Sport Bild, revealing that 16-year-old Mick will instead spend another full year in the formative single seater category Formula 4.
'Very good job'
It is believed, however, that young Schumacher will combine both the German and Italian editions of F4 in 2016, amid speculation he will drive for the Ferrari-linked Prema team.
Team boss Angelo Rosin said: "Mick did a very good job in his tests for us. We are very interested in working with him in the forthcoming season."
Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm said she will only make a statement "when we have something official to say".
Earlier in February former-Ferrari chief Luca de Montezemolo admitted that he did not have "good news" regarding the condition of stricken Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher.
The former seven-times world champion Schumacher suffered head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013 and spent six months in an induced coma before returning to his home in Switzerland to continue his rehabilitation.