Haas team principal Guenther Steiner meanwhile said: “I’m very pleased that we’re able to confirm Mick Schumacher in our driver lineup 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. 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.”
Schumacher has six years’ experience of open-wheel racing and in 2020 has managed eye-catching feature race wins at Monza and Sochi.
His father Michael is regarded as one of the greatest F1 driver and had two stints in the sport between 1991 and 2006 and 2010 and 2012, driving for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes.