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Schumacher's son joins Formula 4 team

Michael Schumacher's son Mick has signed for a Formula 4 team, it has been announced.

The 15-year-old Schumacher has joined Van Amersfoort Racing following of a winter of testing with the team, which comes after finishing runner-up in the world, European and German karting championships.

Mick Schumacher could follow in his father's footsteps. Credit: PA

Team owner Frits van Amersfoort said: "In the last couple of years, it has become a tradition for us we offer the runner-up from the German junior karting championship a test session in our simulator.

"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.

"Eventually, we reached an agreement to compete together in this year's Formula 4 series."