Michael Schumacher's son Mick signs deal to race in Formula 4

Mick Schumacher
Mick Schumacher's father Michael also began his driving career in karting, before going on to join Benetton's Formula 1 team in 1991

Michael Schumacher's 15-year-old son is to race in Formula 4, a series for promising, young drivers

Mick Schumacher, second in the German kart championship last season, will drive for Van Amersfoort Racing.

"We have watched his skills in test driving and are looking forward to a successful season," said the Dutch team's owner, Frits van Amersfoort.

Michael Schumacher is continuing his rehabilitation following a serious skiing accident in December 2013.

The German, who spent nine months in hospital after suffering life-threatening head injuries, is the most successful driver in Formula 1 history with seven titles between 1994 and 2004.

His son begins his Formula 4 career in Germany on 25 April.

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