Mick Schumacher admits he is not sure when he will make the step up from Formula 2 to Formula 1, whether it be for the 2020 season or after,
The German rookie driver won the F3 championship last season, but has struggled since progressing to F2. He did, however, win his first race in his new series at the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, which resulted in questions being asked about when he expects to be given a seat in F1.
For the moment, at least, he is none the wiser.
"I think only time can tell," Schumacher said about being recruited to a F1 seat.
"Obviously having the first victory in F2 is a great thing. I still need to work a lot on myself. Whether I go to F1 next year or in two years or three years, I don’t know.
"Only time can tell that. I will do my best possible to try to learn as much as possible so that when I do make the step, I am ready and comfortable."
Schumacher is currently 11th out of the 24 drivers in the F2 rankings for 2019, but he is hoping the victory in Hungary can catalyse a more successful second half of the season.
"I think it’s true that in a way, the first one is the hardest, but obviously it’s also once you get that win, it gives you a lot of confidence," Mick added.
"It gives you a lot of confidence to go into the next round, especially getting towards the end of the season now.
"It’s good that we have done it in a way. That is also I think not easy, because we had a lot of pressure, not only from Nobu (Matsushita) but throughout the whole season.
“We had some very strong performances, but not enough points for what we had.
"I think I refer back to Red Bull Ring or Silverstone where the pace was great, but in many ways we didn’t manage to really exploit it.
"In general, I’m really happy that we managed to get that win, but mostly also getting those points in."
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