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 championshipexternal-link 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.