Schumacher to join Mercedes

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According to German newspaper Die Express, Mick Scumacher will soon be joining the junior ranks of Mercedes.

The son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher has been honing his skills in Formula 4, finishing second in both the Italian and German championship this year.

It is anticipated that the 17-year-old will be stepping up into Formula 3 in 2017 and will contest the European series with top squad Prema Powerteam, although Schumacher's precise programme has yet to be confirmed.

Interestingly, Mick Schumacher was pictured in a Mercedes jacket during Nico Rosberg's victory parade at the German manufacturer's Sindelfingen factory.

The sighting has led many to believe that it is only a matter of days, or weeks, until the young hopeful is confirmed as a Mercedes Junior.

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