Mick Schumacher is set to make his Formula 1 test debut for Ferrari in April following the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will be driving for the Italian auto team, with whom his father won the last five of his titles.
Schumacher junior will get his opportunity at the first 2019 official F1 testing session after the race in Bahrain this weekend.
He will first drive for Ferrari on April 2 before driving for the affiliated Alfa Romeo team on April 3.
The 20-year-old will also be making his Formula 2 feeder series debut in Bahrain over the weekend and is delighted to be involved with his father’s former team. “I am obviously more than excited and would like to thank Ferrari for giving me this opportunity,” he said.
“I am really looking forward to what I’m sure will be a great experience.”
Racing legend Michael Schumacher won the last of his record haul of championships in 2004 before retiring in 2006.
He briefly returned to the track in 2010 before retiring again in 2012.
Schumacher suffered serious head injuries following a skiing accident in 2013 and was placed in a medically-induced coma.
He was relocated to his home in Switzerland to continue his rehabilitation in 2016 and has not been seen in public since.