The Schumacher identify will return to Formula One subsequent season with Mick, son of Ferrari nice and 7-instances world champion Michael, introduced on Wednesday as a race driver for the U.S.-owned Haas workforce.
The 21-12 months-outdated German, who has signed a multi-12 months settlement, is main the Formula Two championship forward of this weekend’s finale at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit.
“The prospect of being on the Formula One grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless,” mentioned Schumacher.
“I have always believed that I would realize my dream of Formula One.”
Schumacher, a member of the Ferrari younger driver academy, will kind an all-new line-up at Haas together with Russian Nikita Mazepin whose signing was introduced on Tuesday.
The pair change Frenchman Romain Grosjean, at present recovering from a fiery crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix final Sunday, and Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen.
Schumacher will likely be in the automobile subsequent week with Haas slotting him in for Friday first observe on the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
He will even participate in a younger driver check at Yas Marina on Dec. 15.
“The Formula Two Championship has long served as a proving ground for talent to showcase their credentials and this year’s field has undoubtedly been one of the most competitive in recent seasons,” mentioned Haas principal Guenther Steiner.
“I firmly believe he’s earned the opportunity to graduate into Formula One based on his performances.”
Schumacher has a 14-level lead in the F2 standings with two races to go.
Michael Schumacher retired in 2012 after a 3-season comeback with Mercedes.
The Ferrari nice has not been seen in public since struggling extreme head accidents in a snowboarding accident in the French Alps in 2013.