Schumacher had been scheduled to drive for Alfa Romeo ahead of the first practice session being cancelled at the Eifel Grand Prix, but will now get a run out with Haas in the VF-20 during the end-of-season young driver’s test at Yas Marina, following the Abu Dhabi GP.
He currently leads the F2 championship heading into the final round, with a 14-point gap over Callum Ilott, a fellow Ferrari Academy Driver. Schumacher has already taken part in F1 testing, getting to drive for Ferrari and Alfa Romeo during an in-season test at Bahrain last year.
The 21-year-old has graduated through German F4 and European Formula 3, winning the latter series in 2018 with eight race wins that season.
“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,” Haas team boss Guenther Steiner said.
“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.”