Mick Schumacher in the 1994 Benetton at Spa-Francorchamps. Picture: Olivier Matthys / AP

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium - Michael Schumacher's teenage son wants to follow in his father's footsteps into Formula One following his demonstration laps before Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

Mick Schumacher, 18, is currently competing in Formula Three, but drove his father's Benetton B194 car round the Spa-Francorchamps circuit to commemorate the seven-times champion's first Formula One win 25 years ago.

"Of course, Formula One is my goal," Mick Schumacher told German daily Bild on Tuesday, "but first I want to be a complete driver. I would like to continue working on myself, deepen my knowledge, improve as a driver, but also as a team member."

Mick Schumacher in the pits at Spa-Francorchamps. Spa-Francorchamps. Picture: Stephanie Lecocq / Reuters

He plans to spend two more years in Formula Three, where he races for Italian outfit Prema Powerteam, then a further two years in Formula Two before moving up.

"At the end of the day," he said, "the most important thing is to get everything that is part of a race weekend as perfect as possible on and off the track. "Everyone has to know that for themselves, it's not something you can be pushed into."

Michael Schumacher has not been seen in public since suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013.

Agence France-Presse

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