Mick Schumacher makes his debut in F1 tests in Bahrain



Son of race legend and seven times F1 champion Michael Schumacher, the 20-year-old scored the second fastest time in the official test event in Bahrain, behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Schumacher was signed by the Ferrari Development Academy earlier this year and was comfortable in the famous red car.

"I really enjoyed today." He told the official Ferrari website. "I felt at home in the garage from the first moment with many people who know me since I was very young."

Schumacher described himself impressed by the power, smoothness and braking capabilities of the Ferrari SF90 car. "I thought you could brake later and later and the car would have turned around anyway."

The German is the current champion of Formula 3 and made his debut in Formula 2 last weekend.

He is also ready to test the Alfa Romeo F1 car, with which Ferrari is badociated, on Wednesday.

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Schumacher appeared to be ready to claim the fastest time during Tuesday's rain-break test until Verstappen overtook him and clocked a one-minute lap at 29.379 seconds. That was 0.6 seconds faster than Schumacher, although the Dutchman was using harder tires.

F1 experts often warn about lending too much credibility to test times.

While Schumacher will be happy with his first run in a test event, his best lap was even more than two seconds slower than the one that won Charles Leclerc in pole position at the Bahrain GP over the weekend.


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