Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, competed at the Race of Champions in Mexico at the weekend.
Schumacher impressed by winning eight times en route to clinching the Formula Three championship with a race to spare last year.
The new Ferrari academy driver competed alongside Sebastian Vettel for Germany, beating the four-time world champion to win the event.
Mattia Binotto, the new team principal for the Italian team, said: “For someone like me who has known him from birth, there’s no doubt that welcoming Mick into Ferrari has a special emotional meaning, but we have chosen him for his talent and the human and professional qualities that have already distinguished him despite his young age.”
Schumacher Jnr was skiing in the French Alps with his father when he fell in 2013.
Michael Schumacher, who won a record 91 grands prix and recently turned 50, is understood to be receiving round-the-clock care at his home in Switzerland, but no information has been made public about his medical condition. .
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