Mick Schumacher has conceded his father Michael's history with Ferrari in F1 "combines" him to the Scuderia.
The Haas driver enjoyed a largely impressive rookie season despite the team being well off the pace at the back of the field, beating team-mate Nikita Mazepin in comprehensive style across the season.
Schumacher will double up his race duties with Haas alongside a Ferrari reserve driver role this year as his involvement with the Maranello driver academy continues to reap rewards.
The German's rise threatens to follow a similar career path to new Mercedes driver George Russell's, the Briton spending three years at Williams before completing his academy journey.
Asked by GPFans in an end-of-season interview whether he could see himself emulating that path, Schumacher replied: "I think that for me the important part is that I'm here right now and I have a seat for [this] year.
"What else or what happens in the future is something that is out of my hand right now. The only thing I can do is perform and do my best on the track.
"I think the goals are always there. Is it Ferrari, is it somewhere else? I don't know.
"Obviously, I think, for every driver, it's at some point the dream to drive a Ferrari. It's such a prestigious place and it's such a prestigious team.
"But the history with my father obviously combines me a lot to it. If that's the place where I end up, again, I don't know.
"It's really far for me to think about that as my focus is [very] much on 2022."