Mick Schumacher Levels Up To Formula 2 With Prema Theodore Racing

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After finishing a sensational season in Formula 3 with Prema Theodore Racing, 19-year-old Mick Schumacher announced that 2019 would see him race in Formula 2. The son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will – once again – race for the Italian team.
Mick scored 14 podium finishes, 8 wins, and 7 pole positions in 2018, capturing the title in Formula 3 from Dan Ticktum of BWT Arden. The move to Formula 2 is a natural progression for Mick, whose goal is to arrive in Formula 1 with the sort of racecraft that would make Michael proud of his son.

"Mick is an extremely talented and dedicated racer, working with him is a pleasure, and we can't wait to begin this adventure together,” said René Rosin, team principal of Prema Theodore Racing. “This series 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.”

The youngster started with karting in 2008; then Mick switched to the ADAC Formula 4 series in 2015. At the beginning, he used to be known as Mick Betsch in racing circles to avoid association with his father. You know, the kind of guy who wants to make a name for himself through skill, not by leveraging papa’s fame. To the point, the total opposite of Lance Stroll.

Schumacher Jr. will partner Sebastian Vettel in the 2018 Race of Champions Nations Cup as the other half of Team Germany. “I'm honored to enter this competition which my father always loved and in which he set the bar very high together with Sebastian,” said Mick.

Whatever the future holds for Mick in Formula 2, don’t forget Prema Theodore Racing has strong connections with Mercedes-AMG and Ferrari. The talented Pierre Gasly and ever-popular Charles Leclerc raced for the Italian outfit as well, so here’s hope Mick won’t take too long to reach the highest echelon of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.

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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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