Mick Schumacher will feature in F1 next season having signed a multi-year deal to race with American team Haas.
Mick, son of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, could wrap up the Formula Two championship in Bahrain this weekend.
Regardless of what happens there, he will line up at the 2021 season-opening grand prix in Melbourne for Haas.
Mick’s father Michael, who suffered a serious skiing accident almost seven years ago, won 91 races and seven world championships during his career.
Mick, 21, may have ambitions of matching his father, though knows that getting a seat in F1 is a big step.
Taking to social media, Mick wrote: “Always believed that this dream will become true!
“Racing for Haas F1 Team next year is an incredible feeling, and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks to everyone who supported me all the way!”
He added: “The prospect of being on the Formula 1 grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless.
“I would like to thank Haas F1 Team, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for placing their trust in me.
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"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 realize 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.”
Little is known of Michael Schumacher’s medical condition following his accident in the French Alps.
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Though Haas are looking forward to welcoming the younger Schumacher with team principal Guenther Steiner saying: “I firmly believe he’s earned the opportunity to graduate into Formula 1 based on his performances.
“We have an opportunity ahead of us, as a team, to evaluate and nurture a new driver given our familiarity with our race package heading into 2021.
"We are putting in place our building blocks for the continued long-term growth of the team and I look forward to Mick’s contributions both on and off the track in that process.”
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