Mick Schumacher will return to Prema for a second season in FIA Formula 3, the team has announced.
In his series debut in 2017, the 18-year-old earned several podiums on his way to 12th in the championship, including a third-place finish at Monza. He finished third among rookies after the European season and went on to an impressive run at the Macau Grand Prix.
“We are happy and proud to have Mick with us again for 2018,” team manager Rene Rosin said. “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. We will be lining up five cars in an increased effort for 2018 and we expect this to be an exciting season. We are determined to put up our best efforts in order to stay in the hunt for more success.”
The expanded Prema line-up will include Ferrari junior drivers Guan Yu Zhou, Marcus Armstrong and Robert Shwartzman along with Ralf Aron.
Added Schumacher: “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. 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.”
Schumacher graduated to F3 after running for Prema in 2016, finishing as the runner-up in both German and Italian championships in his second year in single-seaters.