Schumacher Jr comes of age, eyes driver’s license

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He’s already been a star behind the wheel in Formula Four, but Michael Schumacher’s teenage son Mick turns 18 Wednesday — and can finally qualify for a driving license.

Michael Schumacher, the seven-time 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 license in Switzerland, despite already having a Formula Four career.

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 Formula Four Drivers’ championship, a big improvement from 10th in 2015, and seems destined to be a future Formula One star.

In April, he will step up to Formula Three with Italian outfit Prema Powerteam and his first race will be at Silverstone, England, on the weekend of April 14-16.