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Michael Schumacher's son returns to track following 100mph crash

Published 08/04/2015 | 17:58

Mick Schumacher, son of Michael Schumacher, looks on during the ADAC GT Masters 2015 Test Days at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on April 8, 2015 in Oschersleben, Germany. (Photo by Getty Images/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Mick Schumacher, son of Michael Schumacher, looks on during the ADAC GT Masters 2015 Test Days at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on April 8, 2015 in Oschersleben, Germany. (Photo by Getty Images/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Mick Schumacher, son of Michael Schumacher, looks on during the ADAC GT Masters 2015 Test Days at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on April 8, 2015 in Oschersleben, Germany. (Photo by Getty Images/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Mick Schumacher, son of former F1 champion Michael Schumacher, drives during the first day of the ADAC Formula Four pre-season tests in Oschersleben, Germany, on April 8, 2015. Mick Schumacher is the son of former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher. AFP PHOTO / RONNY HARTMANNRONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images

Michael Schumacher's son has returned to the racing track following his 100mph crash last month.

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Mick Schumacher made his pre-season test debut in Formula 4 at the Oschersleben circuit in Germany - but at one point was pictured accidentally driving through gravel.

Schumacher junior emerged unscathed after skidding his vehicle off the track during a practice session at the Lausitzring speedway in Brandenburg last month and was back behind the wheel today.

The teenager was taken on by the Dutch team Van Amersfoort Racing as he gets his F4 career up and running after seven years of karting.

Mick Schumacher, son of Michael Schumacher, looks on during the ADAC GT Masters 2015 Test Days at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on April 8, 2015 in Oschersleben, Germany. (Photo by Getty Images/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Mick Schumacher, son of Michael Schumacher, looks on during the ADAC GT Masters 2015 Test Days at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on April 8, 2015 in Oschersleben, Germany. (Photo by Getty Images/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Interest in Mick's progress is intense due to his father's incredibly successful career, particular in light of sons of famous drivers often going on to reach the highest level themselves. This season alone, Nico Rosberg and Max Verstappen are examples of children of former F1 drivers lining up on the grid.

Michael Schumacher is continuing his recovery after a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013.

Mick Schumacher, son of former F1 champion Michael Schumacher, drives during the first day of the ADAC Formula Four pre-season tests in Oschersleben, Germany, on April 8, 2015. Mick Schumacher is the son of former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher. AFP PHOTO / RONNY HARTMANNRONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images
Mick Schumacher, son of former F1 champion Michael Schumacher, drives during the first day of the ADAC Formula Four pre-season tests in Oschersleben, Germany, on April 8, 2015. Mick Schumacher is the son of former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher. AFP PHOTO / RONNY HARTMANNRONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images

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