Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, will race for Haas next season.
The team didn’t specify the length of his contract, only saying that it is a “multi-year deal”.
Formula1News.co.uk first linked Mick Schumacher to a move to Haas back in August, when sources told this publication that he will “almost certainly” be on the F1 grid next season with either Haas or Alfa Romeo.
At the time, he was fourth in the Formula Two standings and several points adrift of Callum Ilott, who recently announced that he won’t be racing in F1 in 2021.
Schumacher, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, was left “speechless” by the opportunity to be on the F1 grid next year.
“The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy,” Schumacher said on Wednesday.
“I also want to acknowledge and extend my love to my parents. I know that I owe them everything. I have always believed that I would realise my dream of Formula 1.
“A huge thank you must also go to all the great motorsport fans out there who have supported me throughout my career.
I will give it my all, as I always do, and I look forward to going on this journey together with Haas F1 and them,” he added.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said Schumacher had “earned the opportunity” through his strong performances in Formula Two.
The young German racer currently leads the Formula Two standings and will be looking to wrap up the title this month before turning his attention to preparing for Formula One.