Schumacher Jnr eyes F1

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Mick Schumacher sits inside a Benetton B194 car before driving demonstration laps. AFP

BERLIN (AFP) – Michael Schumacher’s teenage son wants to follow in his father’s footsteps into Formula One following his demonstration laps before Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Mick Schumacher, 18, is currently competing in Formula Three, but drove his father’s Benetton B194 car round the Spa-Francorchamps track to commemorate the seven-time champion’s first Formula One win 25 years ago.

“Of course, Formula One is my goal, but first I want to be a complete driver before I race,” Schumacher Jnr told German daily Bild yesterday.

“I would like to continue working on myself, deepen my knowledge, improve as a driver, but also as a team member.”

He plans to spend two more years in Formula Three, where he races for Italian outfit Prema Powerteam, then a further two years in Formula Two before moving up.

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