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Mick Schumacher graduates to F2 with Prema in 2019

The 2018 F3 champion will take a step up to F2 in 2019.

2y ago

Prema Powerteam has announced Mick Schumacher as its first first signing for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

The 2018 FIA European Formula 3 Championship winner makes an expected step up to F2 with the Italian outfit with whom he contested and also won the F3 title this year. He becomes the first signing of Prema for 2019.

"I'm really looking forward to contesting my next season with Prema in FIA Formula 2 - a logical step on my sporting path in my view, because I want to further improve my technical experience and driving skills," said Schumacher.

"For me, it was very clear to go into Formula 2 with Prema. I can't thank the Prema family enough for what we achieved together as a team, especially this year, how we continued to develop together. I’m also really excited to drive the Formula 2 tests in Abu Dhabi."

Team principal Rene Rosin added: "We are proud to welcome Mick to our Formula 2 operation for 2019. He is an extremely talented and dedicated racer, working with him is a pleasure and we can't wait to begin this adventure together.

"This Championship is not an easy one due to its learning curve for rookies especially with the introduction of the new car, but we think that Mick has the maturity and skills needed to make it.

"We are excited for the start of the next chapter in his career and we are happy to be part of it." It remains to be seen who he partners at Prema with Nyck de Vries expected to move to ART while there is no word yet on Sean Gelael's future.

2019 line-up so far:

Prema: Mick Schumacher

Carlin: Nobuharu Matsushita

ART: Nikita Mazepin

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[Note: This story was also written by me on Formula Rapida]

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Comments (4)

  • Not to jump ahead too much, but let's cut to the chase. What F1 team is Schumi Jr going to drive for?

      2 years ago
    • Eventually, or as a rookie in a year or two? Ferrari is already banking on him, so I think he follows Leclerc's path, but he won't have as easy a time beating his teammate as a rookie at Sauber with Kimi in Ericsson's old seat!

        2 years ago
    • If he was going to Sauber and then Ferrari wouldn't he have gone to Charouz Racing System instead of Prema?

        2 years ago