The Schumacher title will return to Formulation One subsequent season with Mick, son of Ferrari nice and seven-times world champion Michael, introduced on Wednesday as a race driver for the U.S.-owned Haas group.
The 21-year-old German, who has signed a multi-year settlement, is main the Formulation Two championship forward of this weekend’s finale at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit.
“The prospect of being on the Formulation One grid subsequent 12 months makes me extremely glad and I’m merely speechless,” stated Schumacher.
“I’ve at all times believed that I might notice my dream of Formulation One.”
Schumacher, a member of the Ferrari younger driver academy, will type an all-new line-up at Haas together with Russian Nikita Mazepin whose signing was introduced on Tuesday.
The pair substitute Frenchman Romain Grosjean, presently recovering from a fiery crash within the Bahrain Grand Prix final Sunday, and Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen.
Schumacher shall be within the automotive subsequent week with Haas slotting him in for Friday first observe on the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
He can even participate in a younger driver take a look at at Yas Marina on Dec. 15.
“The Formulation Two Championship has lengthy served as a proving floor for expertise to showcase their credentials and this 12 months’s discipline has undoubtedly been some of the aggressive in current seasons,” stated Haas principal Guenther Steiner.
“I firmly imagine he’s earned the chance to graduate into Formulation One primarily based on his performances.”
Schumacher has a 14-point lead within the F2 standings with two races to go.
Michael Schumacher retired in 2012 after a three-season comeback with Mercedes.
The Ferrari nice has not been seen in public since struggling extreme head accidents in a snowboarding accident within the French Alps in 2013.