The 23-year-old, who has raced for Sauber for the last two seasons joins after loosing his seat in the swiss team, with Marcus Erricson and Felipe Nasr both signed for next season.
"We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Esteban who, although young, has plenty of experience relating to the new generation of Formula 1 cars." said new Ferrari Team Principal, Maurizio Arrivabene. "I am sure that, with his experience, he will make an important contribution to the development work of the team in the simulator".
As of yet, there has been no news on whether Pedro de la Rosa, Marc gene, Davide Rigon and Andrea Bertolini will continue to form part of the F1 team's plans.