Schumacher Jr eagerly awaits Formula One driving licence

By  AFP | Posted  20-Mar-2017

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Berlin: He's already been a star behind the wheel in Formula Four, but Michael Schumacher's teenage son Mick turns 18 on Wednesday — and can finally qualify for a driving licence. Michael Schumacher, the seven-times Formula One world champion, continues to recover at the family home on Lake Geneva, Switzerland, from the serious head trauma he suffered in a skiing accident in December 2013.

But his son, who is studying for his driving test, is looking forward to finally being old enough to get his licence in Switzerland, despite already having a Formula Four career. "I can hardly wait for the day when I can put my foot down not just on the race track," the 17-year-old told German daily Bild. Once he passes his test, Schumacher Jr will be able to drive himself to appointments and races.

According to Bild, Mick Schumacher is set for a junior ambassador's role with Mercedes Benz. Following a successful stint in karting he finished second in last year's F4 Drivers' championship, a big improvement from 10th in 2015, and seems destined to be a future F1 star.

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