Mick Schumacher to race Alesi, Fittipaldi and Newey

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Mick Schumacher will race alongside a host of familiar surnames on his debut appearance in the MRF Challenge this weekend.

The son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael will take part in the championship's final round in India from January 30-31, with four races taking place in Chennai over the weekend.

16-year-old Mick will be racing alongside championship leader Pietro Fittipaldi - grandson of double world champion Emerson - as well as Jean Alesi's son Giuliano and Harrison Newey, son of legendary F1 designer Adrian.

The outing will be Schumacher's first single seater race outside Europe, with the German having only stepped up from karts to the ADAC Formula 4 championship last year. This season Schumacher was originally set for another season in F4, but is now working on a potential step up to F3 with Prema Powerteam.

Should Schumacher race in F3 this season he will again come up against Harrison Newey, with the Briton making his debut in the series for Van Amersfoort - the same team which ran Schumacher in German F4 last year.

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