Could Mick Schumacher make a mid-season F1 debut in 2020?

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Mick Schumacher could make his Formula 1 race debut much earlier than expected.

Officially, Michael Schumacher's son is taking his rise to the top steadily, as he plans to do another full year of Formula 2 in 2020.

Former F1 driver, Nick Heidfeld, told Sky Germany: "The good thing about the Schumacher family is that they know exactly what to do so that he doesn't get into F1 too early."

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Cream of the crop

However, the former BMW and Williams driver also thinks 2020 might not be too early for 21-year-old Schumacher, who is now the cream of Ferrari's driver academy.

Some think the Ferrari-linked Alfa Romeo team would be the obvious destination for the young German.

Mick's uncle, Ralf Schumacher, said: "Kimi Raikkonen may soon end his career and Antonio Giovinazzi is not so strong, so I think a young driver like Mick could have a chance."

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Heidfeld agrees: "I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Mick in the car this season.

"If he does a great job in F2 and Giovinazzi has even bigger problems than he had last year, I wouldn't be surprised if Mick is sitting in that seat by the middle of the season."

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