Schumacher gears up for Ferrari debut
The Schumacher names returns to the Formula 1 line up in Bahrain today as Mick Schumacher tests for Ferrari.
The 20-year-old Formula 2 racer, son of seven-time legend Michael, will test the Ferrari SF90 on Tuesday, going up against the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Mick Schumacher will complete his first test for @ScuderiaFerrari in Bahrain next week 👍
Here he is talking earlier this year about the Ferrari Driver Academy and why being compared to his father, Michael has never been a problem #F1 (Video courtesy of @PREMA_Team) pic.twitter.com/0aefUwkH9C
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 26, 2019
Tuesday marks the first day of in-season testing for this season with several teams turning to young drivers to put in the laps.
Schumacher will have his first taste of a current F1 car as will Callum Ilott who is in action for Alfa Romeo.
McLaren and Toro Rosso will both have two cars in action as Daniil Kvyat is conducting a Pirelli tyre test as too is the returning Fernando Alonso.
The Spaniard will test the MCL34 on Tuesday but doing blind testing for Pirelli.
Tuesday’s test line-up
Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari: Mick Schumacher
Red Bull: Max Verstappen
Renault: Daniel Ricciardo
Haas: Romain Grosjean
McLaren: Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso (Pirelli tyre test)
Racing Point: Lance Stroll
Alfa Romeo: Antonio Giovinazzi
Toro Rosso: Alex Albon and Daniil Kvyat (Pirelli tyre test)
Williams: George Russell, Robert Kubica
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