Mick Schumacher , son of the multiple world champion Michael Schumacher, had its rough debut Formula 4 this weekend. Mick crashed his car to 160 km / h during preseason testing fortunately no physical consequences for the pilot.
L I fter the first signs that now placed Mick Schumacher aboard a Formula 4 for this season, joining the team Van Amersfoort Racing took official. Schumacher, son of multiple champion of Formula 1 Michael Schumacher share the computer with another pilot illustrious name as Newley Harrison, son of the chief designer of Red Bull, Adrian Newley who will compete at his side.
However, his debut F4 was not as surely expected, since during the first days of testing carried out on the circuit Lausitzring , the young German driver suffered an accident while traveling at 160 kilometers per hour . Schumacher, 15-year-old left the track with the car of the Dutch team during the development of the first pre-season test.
Luckily I do not suffer wounds, which already thinking about his official debut will happen in the Oschersleben next April 24. Fritz Van Amersfoort , team manager for his part said that Schumacher is a newcomer who is the beginning of his career, so he still has a lot of learning ahead and Mick has a great desire to do so.
The team members are the same as last year participated in Formula 3 Max Vertstappen, who this season and has its seat in Formula 1. In turn, his father, Jos Verstappen was teammate Michael Schumacher in the team Benetton during 1994.
The cars of ADAC Formel 4 feature a carbon fiber chassis developed by Tatuus and Abarth 414 TF engine 1.4-liter turbo, which produces 160 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. With its weight of 570 kilograms, can develop 250 kph .