Mick Schumacher said he has no problem being compared to his father, Michael, as he prepares for his Formula Two debut in Bahrain next week.
The 19-year-old German is already part of the Ferrari team, where his father shone after joining his driver academy in January.
“Being compared to my father was never a problem for me. It’s pretty simple,” Schumacher said in a video posted by his Prema team. “To be compared to the best driver in the history of F1 is the goal you want to achieve and to have him as my idol and my father is something very special.
“I’m honored to be compared to him because what I have left is to learn and try to improve,” he added.
Michael Schumacher, 50, has not been seen in public since he suffered a serious head injury in a ski accident in France in 2013.
The German won five of his seven titles with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004 and still holds the record of 91 victories in F1.