Mick Schumacher finished 12th overall in F2 in 2019.
Former driver and now F1 commentator Christian Danner said this week that while the 20-year-old son of legend Michael Schumacher wanted to make his debut in 2020, he first needs to “improve a lot.”
Schumacher will instead do a second season of Formula 2.
“I am sure that Formula 1 is very different to what I imagine,” Schumacher told France’s L’Equipe.
“There will be more resources, more preparation, more technical sessions, more mechanics around me, more work. But I want to do it,” the German added.
“I want to go there and that is why I work so hard every day to get there. I am still learning but I like to learn.”
“There are many areas where I can still progress, such as qualifying, which I clearly underestimated. It becomes a second practice session for rookies like me and it shouldn’t be like that,” he said. “But I’ve been in a kart since the age of 2, and I saw my father driving since I was born. I don’t see myself doing anything else.
“I love this sport, I love to drive, and I love to win,” Schumacher added.
He thinks he will be well positioned for a Formula 1 debut in 2021.
“If I can make the big jump in 2021 I will have a small advantage as I will have raced for a year with 18-inch tires. My goal is F1 and so I must aim to win the F2 title in 2020,” said Schumacher.