Mick Schumacher set to test for Alfa Romeo in April

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<b>LOSING THE GAP:</B> F4 driver Mick Schumacher suffers a huge blow for an incident which costt him a drive-though penalty in Sunday's race. <i>Image: AFP / Jens Wolf</i>
<b>LOSING THE GAP:</B> F4 driver Mick Schumacher suffers a huge blow for an incident which costt him a drive-though penalty in Sunday's race. <i>Image: AFP / Jens Wolf</i>
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Mick Schumacher looks set to test a 2019 Formula 1 car as early as April.

Sky Italia reports that the 19-year-old son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, who was recently signed by Ferrari's development academy, could test an Alfa Romeo.

'Huge amount of pressure'

Thanks to the close alliance between the former Sauber team and Ferrari, Schumacher - a Formula 2 driver for 2019 - could test in the young driver test after the grand prix in Bahrain.

READ: Mick Schumacher needs time to 'grow' - Luca di Montezemolo

Nico Rosberg, another son of a F1 champion, thinks the pressure on the young German is ramping up.

"It will be a huge amount of pressure for him, and I know it too well," he is quoted by Welt newspaper.

"When he drives, half of Germany is watching. I'm looking forward to it but expectations are huge. We have to give him at least two years.

"He should take the time that he needs," Rosberg added.

Rosberg, however, said Schumacher's new Ferrari role is also very positive.

"Mick can learn a lot from Sebastian Vettel on a race weekend. Sebastian works very much in the same way as Mick's father did back then," he said.

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