Mick Schumacher has on his meticulously planned career path into formula 1 moved up a gear and will compete in 2019 with Prema Racing in formula 2. “For me, a logical step”,-quotes the 19-year-old formula 3 European champion in the official report of the team on Tuesday: “Because I want to hone my technical experience and driving abilities.”

After a great second half of the season to 2018, in the Schumacher in the formula 3 races one after another and in the end won the championship, was in the meantime even been speculated that he could ascend without going immediately into the world of formula 1. But that would have squared his previous career planning is downright counter, because Schumacher junior has yet been established with complete peace of mind and sanity.

First under the maiden name of the mother risks

in 2015, appeared the son of the formula 1-record world champion Michael Schumacher for the first time under his real name in the scene. 16 years old is the blonde Mick, as he was with the famous signature “M. Schumacher” on the Overall in the ADAC formula 4 entry. Until then, he had achieved as a “Mick junior” or “Mick Betsch”, the maiden name of his mother Corinna, in the go-Kart significant results. Two years of Schumacher in formula 4, a further two years in formula 3, drove now, therefore, ignited the next stage.

of Course, Schumacher has this great name, and of course, comparisons with his father are drawn, it is inevitable. He can handle the pressure quite well now, at least he gives this impression to the outside world. He had “no Problem with Compare to my dad. Because my dad is the Best, that’s why he is my role model,” he said in a RTL-documentation: “Even other world Champions to compare with my Papa.”

This famous dad forgot to put it in one of their many visits to the go-kart track in Kerpen, at some point, the question of all questions: “do you Want to do this professionally?” Mick wanted to, and he has this great dream, this he makes a great target formula 1, which is also no secret. “Because I don’t let me dissuade you,” he had said as early as 2017.

The Name Schumacher is guaranteed, besides the driver’s Can also make a great promotional value, therefore, the big Teams like Mercedes and Ferrari have been careful in position. Schumacher’s car was driven last season by a Mercedes engine, its contact to the silver arrows is very good, and also Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene noted that one could say to a Schumacher hardly be “no”.