Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of double Formula 1 world champion Emerson, will make his single-seater debut in Britain this year.
The 16-year-old, who has previously raced in lower level stock car series in America, will compete in Formula 4 with the Mark Godwin Racing team.
He will also race in the Formula Renault BARC with Jamun Racing.
Last year, Fittipaldi competed in the NASCAR Whelen All-American series, a championship that uses a variety of cars including Late Model stock and SK Modified cars.
"I'm very excited about joining the F4 series and of course competing in the UK," said Fittipaldi.
"This will be my first time racing single seaters after several seasons in NASCAR so I have a lot to learn as well as many new tracks, but I am confident that with the MGR team behind me we can be competitive."