• The F2 driver will race for Haas Racing Team.
• Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says Mick has earned the opportunity as a proving ground for talent to showcase credentials.
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The Schumacher name will make a racing return to Formula 1 in 2021, after Haas signed Mick Schumacher - son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher - on a multi-year deal, according to F1.com
Mick currently leads the Formula 2 championship by 14 points and could clinch the title in the last two races of the season.
Haas Team principal Guenther Steiner says: "I'm very pleased that we’re able to confirm Mick Schumacher in our driver line-up for next season and I look forward to welcoming him into the team.
"The Formula 2 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. Mick has won races, collected podiums and excelled against some pretty exceptional talent in 2020.
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! @HaasF1Team #HaasF1 #F1 @ScuderiaFerrari @insideFDA #essereFerrari pic.twitter.com/RgKrXUdKrk— Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) December 2, 2020
"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."
Mick will join his fellow F2 driver, Nikita Mazepin, at Team Haas. This means the American outfit will have two completely new drivers in the team as the youngsters will replace Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen at the end of the 2020 season.
Earlier on Wednesday (2 December) it was also announced that Williams driver George Russell will replace Lewis Hamilton at this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix as the seven-time world champion is in self-isolation due to testing positive for Covid-19.
Compiled by Janine Van der Post