Mick Schumacher will have his first taste of Formula 1 next week when he tests for Ferrari and Alfa Romeo in Bahrain.
Earlier this week reports emerged claiming that Schumacher, the son of seven-time F1 World Champion Michael, was preparing for his first-ever F1 run.
That has now been confirmed.
“I am obviously more than excited and would like to thank Alfa Romeo Racing for giving me this opportunity,” he said in a press release from Alfa Romeo.
“I am really looking forward to what I’m sure will be a great experience.”
However, before Schumacher’s F1 test he will be in action in Formula 2, contesting his first race in the series.
He added: “For the moment, I am consciously putting all thoughts of the test to one side, because I am also very much looking forward to competing in my first F2 race and would like to focus a hundred percent on the weekend to come.”
British Formula 2 driver and Academy member Callum Ilott will test for Alfa Romeo on Day One of the two-day test.