Mick Schumacher
File photo of Michael Schumacher's son Mick Reuters

Michael Schumacher is unfortunately doomed to give his hopes up from going back on the race track and his long-standing career seems to be coming to a close after a close friend of the driver recently disclosed that the Formula One superstar may not be able to fully recover from neurological injuries he suffered during a terrible skiing accident in the French Alps back in December 2013.

Amidst this claim, his 18-year-old son, Mick, has reportedly been eyed to follow his father's footsteps anytime soon.

Mick's First TV Project

The junior Schumacher is expected to grace the opening weekend of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) from 5 to 7 May in Hockenheim Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. According to a Daily Star Online report, Mick will be sitting in the commentary box at the season kick-off of the event to give analysis alongside F1 driver Pascal Wehrlein and host Philipp Sohmer. This will be Mick's first projection television.

The news came out a couple of days after Michael's good friend and fellow racer Philippe Streiff revealed that the F1 legend might no longer fully recover from his current physical health condition.

Mick's First F3 Finish

In the meantime, Mick had just concluded his FIA Formula 3 European Championship debut last month where he scored his maiden overall podium finish. On his official Instagram account, Mick posted this new milestone of his soaring career, saying: "Happy with the weekend in Monza, scoring points in every race and being on the podium for the first time in an F3 car."

Is Mick Schumacher ready for F1?

The spotlight has gradually been pointing at Mick since his father's accident. After his glorious F3 finish, is the younger Schumacher ready for F1? Recently, Mick admitted that he is not yet at full capacity to take a big leap to F1.

In contrast, many fans have long waited and believed that the 18-year-old racer is already set to join the premier motorsport series. At the same age, 2017 rookie Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen entered the F1 series.