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Schumacher junior signs first racing contract

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Schumacher junior signs first racing contract
Mick Schumacher at the German Karting Championships in October. Photo: DPA
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Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael, will appear in Formula 4 from April with Team van Amersfoort, the Dutch outfit announced on Monday.

"He spent a full day in the simulator at our headquarters in the Netherlands. Then we witnessed him during a test session at Valencia and eventually, we reached an agreement to compete together in this year's ADAC Formula 4 series," team chief Fritz van Amersfoort told the team's website.

The 15-year-old was second in the German kart championship last season.

He will make his first appearance in Formula 4, a series for young talents, at Oschersleben in northern Germany on April 25 and 26, with the last race set for Hockenheim in October.

The Schumacher family's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm confirmed that Mick would be quitting karting to focus on the single-seat category.

Formula 4 was created last year as a championship for young drivers hoping to eventually take the step up to Formula One.

Michael Schumacher is still recovering from the serious skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013 that left him with life-threatening head injuries.

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