FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Schumacher son close to F4 contract?
Michael Schumacher's son is set to begin down his own road to formula one.
Following in the footsteps of his father and also uncle Ralf, 15-year-old Mick - who has raced karts in recent years under the pseudonym 'Mick Junior' - is reportedly about to tread into the world of single-seater cars.
Dutch reports say he is close to signing for Van Amersfoort's Formula 4 outfit. Last year, Max Verstappen - only two years older than Mick - leapt straight from a F3 campaign with Van Amersfoort into a Toro Rosso race cockpit for 2015.
Two-time DTM champion Timo Scheider told Austria's Sportwoche: "Especially in the rain, Mick seems to be exceptionally fast -- obviously he has inherited the genes of his father."
Van Amersfoort did not confirm the media reports.