Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher's son Mick will reportedly appear in Formula 4 starting April with Van Amersfoort Racing, the Dutch team announced on Monday (2 March).

The team owner Fritz van Amersfoort said on the team's website: "He [Mick Schumacher] spent a full day in the simulator at our headquarters in the Netherlands.

"Then we witnessed him during a test session at Valencia and eventually, we reached an agreement to compete together in this year's ADAC Formula 4 series.

"We have watched his skills in test driving and are looking forward to a successful season."

Mick,15, finished second in the German kart championship last season and will be quitting karting, the Schumacher family's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm confirmed.

His first appearance in the series for young talents, Formula 4, will be on 25 April at Oschersleben in northern Germany.

The last race is scheduled to take place in Hockenheim in October, reported France24 News.

Formula 4 championship, created last year, is a platform for young drivers who aspire to make it to Formula One.

Meanwhile, Michael Schumacher remains in rehabilitation following his near fatal accident in the French Alps in December 2013.

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said in September last year: "Considering the severe head injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months. There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead."