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Mick Schumacher completes five-car Prema line-up for European F3

by Peter Allen


Mick Schumacher will continue with Prema in his second season in the Formula 3 European Championship as the Italian squad expands to run five cars.

The son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher finished 12th in the standings in his rookie F3 campaign last year, scoring a single podium in round two at Monza.

He previously came second in both the German and Italian Formula 4 series with Prema in 2016.

“The competition in Formula 3 is tough, strong and tight; it is enriching to fight at this level, that’s why I very much look forward to racing here for another season,” Schumacher said.

“The fact that I can continue to work with a professional team such as Prema can only help me move forward.

“The team is great to work with and I am convinced we can experience some more exciting moments together.

“I am committed to advancing further and want to fight at the top with the best drivers.”

Team boss Rene Rosin added: “We are happy and proud to have Mick with us again for 2018.

“Last year he faced a challenging debut season, moving up from Formula 4, but he showed great personality and huge potential, so we fully expect him to make further gains this season.”

Schumacher joins Guan Yu Zhou, Ralf Aron, Robert Shwartzman and Marcus Armstrong in Prema’s line-up for 2018.

“We will be lining-up five cars in an increased effort for 2018 and we expect this to be an exciting season,” said Rosin

“We are determined to put up our best efforts in order to stay in the hunt for more success.”

While Prema has expanded to run five cars this year, rival squads Carlin and Motopark are expected to run as many as six drivers each.