David Schumacher will make his Formula 3 debut at the 2019 final round in Russia, replacing the injured Alex Peroni at Campos Racing.

The son of ex-Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher is currently competing in the Formula Regional European Championship and fresh from recording two wins and a third place at Circuit de Catalunya last weekend he heads to Sochi for the F3 finale.

Schumacher steps in for the injured Peroni who suffered a fractured vertebrae in a violent airborne crash at Monza in the first F3 race.

It means two Schumachers will be in action at the Sochi Autodrom with his cousin Mick Schumacher, son for seven-time F1 world champion Michael, competing in Formula 2 for Prema Powerteam.

The 17-year-old Schumacher remains realistic ahead of his F3 debut at an unfamiliar circuit in Russia.

“I am really happy to join a high-profile team such as Campos Racing. It will be my first time driving a car like this, so we should be realistic and put our focus on learning as much as possible,” Schumacher said.

Schumacher finished runner-up in the 2018 UAE Formula 4 championship before moving into the ADAC Formula 4 championship last year. The German made the full-time step up to F3-specificaiton racing this year.

“I would like to extend a very warm welcome to such a talented driver as David,” Adrian Campos, team president, said. “I am sure that he is definitely promising a brilliant future in motorsport. We are aiming at helping him progress his career.”

 

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