Mick Schumacher can show himself in Formula 1 next week. The son of racing legend Michael Schumacher will drive the first free practice session at the Grand Prix of the Eifel at the Nürbürgring on behalf of Alfa Romeo.

The 21-year-old Schumacher makes an impression in Formula 2 this season. The German, who is part of Ferrari's talent program, won the main race in Sochi on Sunday and is in the lead after 20 of the 24 races.

His participation in free practice may be the prelude to his debut season in Formula 1 for Schumacher. It is not inconceivable that he will get the chance next year at Alfa Romeo, where Ferrari has control over one seat and Antonio Giovinazzi performs poorly.

The first free practice for the Grand Prix of the Eifel is next Friday.

During the second practice later in the day, Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen will again drive on behalf of Alfa Romeo.

Schumacher is not the only Ferrari talent that is allowed to make his first kilometers in Formula 1.

Callum Ilott will drive on behalf of Haas F1 in the first free practice at the Nürbürgring and Robert Shwartzman will be on the turn during the closing weekend in Abu Dhabi in December.

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