Mick Schumacher, boy of seven-time winner Michael, will make his Formula 1 test debut for Ferrari on 2 April.
The 20-year-old German, who signed up to the Ferrari motorist academy within the winter, will drive for Ferrari in Bahrain on a day and the connected Alfa Romeo team the second.
Ferrari would not immediately confirm the test however BBC Sport has verified it independently.
Schumacher will create his Formula 2 show debut this weekend in Bahrain.
Michael Schumacher won five of the record-breaking tally of world titles for Ferrari, and the vast bulk of his all time record 9 1 Grand Prix victories.
The 50-year-old, who retired from f 1 for a second time at the close of 2012, has not yet been seen in people since putting up with acute brain injuries in a ski mishap in December 2013.
His family has declined to disclose information on his condition, saying that they believe he would prefer it to stay discreet.