Michael Schumacher’s son Mick given Haas race seat for 2021 Formula One season

Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, has been confirmed as a Formula One driver for 2021.

Thirty years after his father was handed his debut by Jordan, 21-year-old Mick will line up at the season-opening grand prix in Melbourne for Haas on March 21.

The German, who could wrap up the Formula Two championship in Bahrain this weekend, has signed a multi-year deal to race with the American team.

"The prospect of being on the Formula One grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I'm simply speechless," said Schumacher, who is also a member of the Ferrari young driver programme.

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Formula One - F1 - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium - August 27, 2017 Mick Schumacher before driving his father Michael Schumacher's Benetton B194 before the race REUTERS/Stephanie Lecocq/Pool
Van Ammersfoort Formula Four driver Mick Schumacher of Germany smiles as he leaves the pitlane after the second race of the ADAC F4 season at the Motorsport Arena in Oschersleben, Germany, April 26, 2015. Schumacher is the son of Formula One driver Michael Schumacher. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Formula One F1 Testing - Bahrain Ferrari Testing - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - April 2, 2019 Mick Schumacher talks to a Ferrari Formula One team official at the pit lane during testing. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 13, 2020 Former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher's son Mick Schumacher poses by Ferrari engineers and staff before the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/Pool
Mick Schumacher, son of former F1 champion Michael Schumacher (L) looks on during the first day of the ADAC Formula Four pre-season tests at the etropolis Motorsport Arena in Oschersleben, central Germany, on April 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / RONNY HARTMANN (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN / AFP) (Photo credit should read RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
OSCHERSLEBEN, GERMANY - APRIL 25: Mick Schumacher celebrates after winning the trophy for the best rookie of the ADAC Formula Four championship at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on April 25, 2015 in Oschersleben, Germany. (Photo by Mario Bartkowiak/Bongarts/Getty Images)
OSCHERSLEBEN, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Van Amersfoort Racing walks through the pit lane after the ADAC Formula 4 race two at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on April 26, 2015 in Oschersleben, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
German Formula 4 racing driver of Prema Powerteam in action during the first free training at etropolis-Arena in Oschersleben, Germany, 15 April 2016. Photo:  Jens Wolf/dpa | usage worldwide (Photo by Jens Wolf/picture alliance via Getty Images)
OSCHERSLEBEN, GERMANY - APRIL 17: Mick Schumacher, son of the former F1 champion Michael Schumacher, poses with the trophy after winning the 3rd race during day 3 of the ADAC Formula Four championship at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on April 17, 2016 in Oschersleben, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Kern/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MAINZ, GERMANY - JULY 27: Mick Schumacher, son of Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard (R) smile during the 'Champions for charity' football match between Nowitzki All Stars and Nazionale Piloti in honor of Michael Schumacher at Opel Arena on July 27, 2016 in Mainz, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
MAINZ, RHINELAND-PALATINATE - JULY 03: Sarah Winkhaus and Mick Schumacher attend the Champions for Charity Friendly match at Opel Arena on July 3, 2017 in Mainz, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 17: Mick Schumacher, F4 driver and son of Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, Formula One, F1 driver and World Champion 2016 with trophy during the ADAC sportgala 'Die Nacht der Sieger 2016' on December 17, 2016 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen (L) celebrates winning the pole position and holds the Pirelli Pole Position Award as he poses with Mick Schumacher, German racing driver and son of seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, after the qualifying session at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 1, 2018 ahead of the Italian Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty Images)
14 October 2018, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hockenheim: Motorsport: FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 3rd race, at the Hockenheimring. The German racing driver Mick Schumacher from the Prema Powerteam holds the trophy for the overall victory in his hands. Photo: Uwe Anspach/dpa (Photo by Uwe Anspach/picture alliance via Getty Images)
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - APRIL 02: Mick Schumacher of Germany is seen in the Scuderia Ferrari SF90 during F1 testing in Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on April 02, 2019 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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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 realise my dream of Formula One.

"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."

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