The son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will make his F1 debut at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix later this month.
And the 21-year-old said: “I have never said that carrying the family name is pressure, and I am pretty sure I will never say that because I am very happy to carry that name back into Formula One.
“I am very proud of it. It is a boost for me and it gives me motivation every single day to work as much as I can and work as hard as I can.
“I will try to improve in every aspect – that is what I want to do – and I will work my a**e off for that and give everything I have.”
The Schumacher name is back on the grid for the first time in nine years after his father retired following a second stint in the sport with Mercedes.
Schumacher Jr has shown an impressive pedigree in the sport’s feeder series, capped by winning the Formula 2 Championship.
He is currently on Ferrari’s books and tipped for a future move to the team where his father dominated the sport, but has been given his initial F1 chance with Haas.
And ahead of his Bahrain opener, he said: “The first Bahrain race took place in 2004 and my father won so I definitely have good memories of that.
“There is a corridor which runs to the track that is filled with photographs and memories. My dad is on there, which is nice to see and very special.”