Antonio Giovinazzi has admitted he is under pressure as he bids to stay in Formula 1.
Blick newspaper quoted Giovinazzi as saying this week: "If my dreams are to continue, I have to beat Kimi (Raikkonen) this year."
When asked if he is worried about losing his seat, the 26-year-old said in Austria: "Drivers feel the pressure every season, but for me the current situation is no different from last year.
"Of course, I know that Ferrari has a lot of young drivers, but I am focused on my work and do not want to spend time thinking about Formula 2 drivers," he added, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher thinks stepping up from Formula 2 is a realistic hope for his nephew Mick Schumacher for 2021.
"If Mick delivers a decent Formula 2 season this year, moving up to Formula 1 could be realistic. Why not?" the brother of Mick's father Michael Schumacher told Salzburger Nachrichten.
"Kimi Raikkonen is no longer a young driver, and we will have to see how it develops with Antonio Giovinazzi. There could be opportunities," Ralf added.