Mick Schumacher will remain with the Prema Theodore team in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship for the 2018 season as part of a five-car entry for the team.

Schumacher, 18, made his debut in the series last year after two years in Formula 4, and finished the season 12th overall in the final standings with one podium finish to his name.

The son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher, Mick will return with Prema as part of an expanded entry that will see him race alongside Estonia's Ralf Aron and a trio of Ferrari Driver Academy members: Marcus Armstrong, Robert Shwartzman, and Guanyu Zhou.

"The competition in Formula 3 is tough, strong and tight; it is enriching to fight at this level, that’s why I very much look forward to racing here for another season," Schumacher said.

"The fact that I can continue to work with a professional team such as Prema can only help me move forward. The team is great to work with and I am convinced we can experience some more exciting moments together.

"I am committed to advancing further and want to fight at the top with the best drivers."

Team boss Rene Rosin added: "We are happy and proud to have Mick with us again for 2018. Last year he faced a challenging debut season, moving up from Formula 4, but he showed great personality and huge potential, so we fully expect him to make further gains this season.

"We will be lining-up five cars in an increased effort for 2018 and we expect this to be an exciting season. We are determined to put up our best efforts in order to stay in the hunt for more success."

The new European F3 season kicks off at Pau on May 12.