Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher, has signed a multiyear contract to race for Haas F1 in the series starting next season.
The 21-year-old, a native of Germany, is leading the second-tier Formula 2 series with two races to go in 2020.
The senior Schumacher retired from Formula 1 in 2012 after racking up a then-record 91 wins. The following year he suffered debilitating injuries in a skiing accident and has not been seen in public since.
Michael Schumacher won five of his championships while driving for Ferrari, where Mick has been a member of the team’s development academy.
“I’m really, really looking forward to next year’s challenge, next year’s work,” Mick said in a Twitter message to fans. “It’s really been a dream that I’ve always dreamed about and now it’s finally coming true.”
Schumacher will join 21-year-old Russian driver Nikita Mazepin at the Ferrari-powered, American-owned team, which is currently sitting in ninth of 10 places in the Formula 1 constructor standings and is parting ways with drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen at the end of the 2020 season.
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