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25 June, Tuesday

Mick Schumacher must take F1 'train' - Fernando Alonso says

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Alonso says Mick Schumacher must "take that train" if and when an F1 team offers him a drive; Returning Fernando shared Bahrain test track with Mick, the son of former rival Michael Schumacher.

Fernando Alonso has advised Mick Schumacher to take the first F1 opportunity that comes his way.

The 20-year-old made his F1 testing debut with Ferrari, his father's former team, at Bahrain on Tuesday, returning the Schumacher name to one of their cars for the first time in 10 years.

Although no stranger to testing himself, Alonso was back in an F1 car for the first time in five months with McLaren to test tires and assess their promising 2019 car. Alonso was a title rival of Schumacher Snr's in the 2000s and named the seven-time champion as the greatest driver he raced against.

And Alonso reckons that should an opportunity for a race seat come Mick's way in the next year or two, the youngster should not hesitate.

"It's better to go always as early as you can," Alonso told Sky Sports News.

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