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Michael Schumacher's son makes step up from karting

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Michael Schumacher's son Mick is set to drive in Formula 4 this year after making the step up from karting.

Schumacher will race in the German ADAC Formula 4 championship this season for Van Amersfoort Racing, the same team that ran Max Verstappen in F3 last year. The 15-year-old Schumacher finished second in the German junior karting championship last year racing under the name Mick Junior.

"In the last couple of years, it has become a tradition for us that we offer the runner-up from the German junior karting championship [DJKM] a test session in our simulator," Van Amersfoort Racing boss Frits van Amersfoort said. "This is handled by the DMSB, the German motorsport authority, and that is how we first got in touch with Mick Schumacher last autumn.

"He spent a full day in the simulator at our headquarters in The Netherlands. Then we witnessed him during a test session at Valencia and eventually, we reached an agreement to compete together in this year's ADAC Formula 4 series."